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JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, Nov. 5, 1917 




2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



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pson,- Mayor, and Aid. 
son, Schwartz, II iff, 
)ugh, Nance, A. A. 
iriiuuuriiucK, jvimlDall, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Blocks 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, 
Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch and Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Steffen, Cap- 
itain, Lipps, Byrne and Wm. J. Lynch. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting) ^ the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 



The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be 



A quorum preseBt. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the printed record of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
October 29, 1917, (as submitted by the Clerk), as the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said meeting, and to dis- 
pense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, City Clerk and 

Other Officers, Departments and Branches 

of the City Government. 



Smoke Abatement: Temporary Suspension of Enforce- 
ment of Regulations. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the following com- 
munication, consideration of which was deferred: 

Thk State Council of Defense,) 
Chicago, November 5, 1917. j 

Hon. William Hale Thompson, Mayor, City of Chicago, 
Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — I beg to direct your attention to the fact 
that, owing to the extraordinary conditions which exist, 
there is quite • likely to be a serious coal shortage in 
Chicago during the coming winter. In order to mini- 
mize the danger as much as possible, I believe that it 



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JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS 



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CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 




Regular Meeting, Monday, Nov* 5, 1917 



2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 




Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson; Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenaa, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, II iff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McEtonough, Nance, A. A. 
MiCCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Blockj 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuHerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowlei', Powers, Franz, 
Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch and Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Steffen, Cap- 
itain, Lipps, Byrne and Wm. J. Lynch. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting)^ the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be 

A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the printed record of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
October 29, 1917, (as submitted by the Clerk), as the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said meeting, and to dis- 
pense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, City Clerk and 

Other Officers, Departments and Bi*anches 

of the City Government. 



Smoke Abatement: Temporary Suspension of Enforce- 
ment of RefTuIations. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the following com- 
munication, consideration of which was deferred: 

The State Council op Defense,) 
Chicago, November 5, 1917. j 

Hon. William Hale Thompson, Mayor, City of Chicago, 
Chicago, Ulinois: 

Dear Sm — I beg to direct your attention to the fact 
that, owing to the extraordinary conditions which exist, 
there is quite ■likely to be a serious coal shortage in 
Chicago during the coming winter. In order to mini- 
mize the danger as much as possible, I believe that it 



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will be necessary to make arrangements so that those 
who are in a position to do so will make use of the 
cheaper grades of coal; but this cannot be done if the 
ordinances in relation to the regulation of smoke are 
rigidly enforced, and it may be that it will be necessary 
that they be suspended altogether. My controlling 
thought is that it is more important that the people 
should bo warm than that the atmosphere should be 
kept entirely free from smoke. 

I believe that this situation is a grave one and I 
respectfully suggest that you take such action as you 
deem proper in order to bring the matter before the 
City Council, with a view to having it do whatever 
may be necessary in order to protect the people along 
tlio lines above indicated. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully yours, 

Samuel Insull, 
Chairman. 



Tcanistei'S, Chauffeurs, Motor Truck Drivers, Etc., Em- 
ployed by the City: in the Matter of Wage 
Agreements. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the following com- 
nmnication, which was, together with the communica- 
tion transmited therewith, referred to the Gommitee 
on Finance : 

Office op the Mayor,) 
Chicago, November 5, i917.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a communication 
from the General Secretary-Treasurer of the Chicago 
Teamsters, Chauffeurs and Helpers Union of Chicago, 
together with articles of agreement, with reference to 
the wage scale for the Sanitary, City, Teamsters, Chauf- 
feurs and Helpers Union, Local No. 726, the Mkinicipal 
Motor Truck Drivers Union, Local No. 783, and the 
Excavating, Grading, Asphalt Teamsters, Chauffeurs 
and Helpers Union Local No. 731. 



(Signed) 



Yours respectfully, 

Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co.: Shortage of Gas-making 

Fuel, 

also, 

A communication from the Peoples Gas Light and 
Coke Company calling attention to a serious situation 
confronting the company and its customers on account 
of a shortage of gas-making fuel, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 



CITY CLERK. 

Election Day (November 6, 1917): Proclamation. 

The City Clerk presented the following proclamation 
of His Honor the Mayor, which was ordered published 
and placed on fde : 

Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, November 1, 1917. j 

Whereas, It is provided in Section 79, Chapter 46, of 
the Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois that: "No 
spirituous, malt, vinous or intoxicating liquors shall be 
sold or given away at retail, nor shall any saloon or 
barroom or place where such liquor is so sold or given 
away be open upon any general or special election day 
within on© mile of the place of holding the election:" 

Therefore. I, Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, hereby direct that, in com'pliance with 
said law, all saloons, dramshops or other place where 
liquor is sold or given away within the corporate limits 
of the City of Chicago be closed, and remain closed, on 
Tuesday, November 6, 1917, between the hours of 6 
o'clock A. M. and 4 o'clock P. M. 

All departments of the city government will be closed 
on said sixth day of November, with the 'ion of 

the Police, Fire, Health and Electrical 
which will remain open for the transaction i- 

s'ary and unavoidable business. 



(Signed) 



Wm. Hale Thompson, 
Mayor. 



Russian War-sufferers: "Tag Day". 

also, 

A communication from Miss Lillian Mathews, re- 
questing permission to conduct a "tag day" on Sunday, 
November 17, or Sunday, November 24, 1917, for the 
benefit of the Russian war-sufferers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



"Bar Permits": Report. 

The Clerk presented a report, submitted by the City 
Collector, containing a list of persons to whom special 
"bar permits"' were issued since the last preceding 
meeting of the Council, which was ordered 

Placed on, file. ' ^ 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Inspector of Oils: Monthly Report (September, 1917). 

also, 

A report of the Inspector of Oils for the month of 
September, 1917, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Century Trust & Savings Bank: Approval of Bond (as 
City Depositary). 

The Clerk presented the following commuication 
submitted by the City Comptroller: 



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Department of Finance,] 
Chicago, October 30, 1917.) 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in City 
Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen— The Lake & State Savings Bank, ac- 
cepted as a depositary bank for city funds for the year 
1917 by your Honorable Body on December 28, 1916= 
has changed its, name to the Century Trust & Savings 
Bank. 

In accordance with recommendation of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel, the Century Trust & Savings Bank sub- 
mitted for approval a new bond, in amount and legal 
form and sureties as required by law — 

Southern Surety Co $20,000.00 

American Surety Co. of New York. . . 50,000.00 
Fidelity and Deposit Company of 

Maryland 25,000.00 

Maryland Casualty Company 30,000.00 

United States Fidelity and Guaranty 

Co 25,000.00 

which is herewith transmitted for the approval of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 

Aid. iRichert moved to approve the bond submitted 
with the foregoing communication. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiif, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, • Smith, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, 
Ellison, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Clark — 56. 

Nays — None. 



DEPARTMEIVT OF LAW. 



Northwestern Elevated R. R. Co.: Lease of Building at 
Wilson Av. and Broadway. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Department op Law, 
Chicago, November 1, 1917, 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen— At the meeting of the City Council 
held Monday, October 29, 1917, the Corporation Counsel 
was requested to submit an opinion as to the right of 
the Northwestern Elevated Railroad Company to lease 
a building upon its property at Wilson avenue and 
Broadway for store purposes. 



Pursuant to the request of Your Honorable Body, we 
beg to say that the ordinances now in force relating to 
the Northwestern Elevated Railroad Company contain 
no provisions either granting or restricting the right of 
the Company to lease its property as it has done in this 
case, and we are of the opinion that the city lacks the 
power to pass an ordinance regulating the actions of 
the Company in this respect where, as here, the prop- 
erty is private property of the Company which has 
been acquired by purchase. A similar question was 
considered by this office in an opinion rendered July 
29, 1908 (Opinions of the Corporation Counsel, April 
15, 1907, to December 31, 1908, page 384) and the same 
opinion was expressed. 

If the Company is exceeding its charier powers by 
leasing its real estate for store purposes the law is clear 
that the question can be raised only in a direct pro- 
ceeding instituted by the State. 

Springer v. Chicago Real Estate Loan Company, 202 
ni. 17, 23. 

It is not clear, however, that the Company has ex- 
ceeded its powers, for the Supreme Court has recog- 
nized the right of a corporation to lease its real estate 
in some instances, even for purposes other than those 
for which it was incorporated, where the property is 
not needed in carrying on its business, and further- 
more, the Public Utilities Commission, to which, under 
the Public Utilities Act of 1913, all leases of corporate 
property must be submitted for approval, has made a 
ruling that 

"Any public utility lawfully doing business within 
the State of Illinois may, and it is hereby authorized 
and empowered to make such leases of such portions 
of its real property as may not be necessary or useful 
in the performance of the duties of any such public 
utility to the public, for a term not exceeding five 
years except where otherwise ordered by the Com- 
mission: Provided, such public utility shall first 
apply to this Commissiosn for a general order ap- 
proving and consenting to the making of such lease." 

The Northwestern Elevated Railroad Company has 
obtained from the Commission a general order author- 
izing the making of leases as required by the above 
ruling, and the lease of its premises at Wilson avenue 
and Broadway has been submitted to the Commission 
and approved. 

Our conclusion is, therefore, that the city is not in a 
position to question the right of the Company to enter 
into said lease. 



(Signed) 

Approved: 

(Signed) 



Very truly yours, 

Ralph G. Chandall, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Samuel A. Ettelson, 
Corporation Counsel. 



Fiftieth General Assembly: Report of Activities of the 
City's Law Department. 



ALSO, 

The following communication, 
published and placed on file : 



which was ordered 



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Department of Law, 
Chicago, October 29, 1917. 



To the Honorable, the Cily Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to our usual custom, we pre- 
sent the following summary of the activities of the 
Law Department in connection with the work of the 
Fiftieth General Assembly of the State of Illinois at 
the session closed on June 29, 1917: 

The work which we were engaged in comprised so 
much that a detailed report would be voluminous. We 
therefore confine ourselves to a brief statement of the 
most important matters accomplished. More than two 
hundred bills were drafted or amended either at the 
request of members or on our own initiative during 
the session. Many of these, although not set forth in 
this report, were of great importance to the city, but 
require no particular mention, by reason of the fact 
that in the greater number of cases they were designed 
to protect the city against adverse action which was 
not intentional but the avoidance of which required 
great vigilance. 

Aside from the failure of the House to pass the four 
traction bills which were submitted by the Local Trans- 
portation Committee and which passed the Senate, the 
municipality is to be congratulated on the success that 
attended the efforts of the representatives of the city 
in securing legislation which will be highly beneficial. 
There were nineteen bills passed and approved by the 
Governor which in some form or other were recom- 
mended for passage either by the City Council or by the 
heads of the various departments, all of which were 
introduced at the request of the representatives of the 
Law Department and handled under their direction. 
In addition thereto, support was given to a number of 
bills which were deemed desirable that were originally 
introduced by other parties. Some of the latter were of 
great importance to the city, notably, the municipal 
pension act and the act providing for central registra- 
tion, of which more particular mention is made later on. 

The members of the Law Department were also suc- 
cessful* in preventing the enactment of several bills 
which were regarded as harmful. In their work they 
endeavored to follow strictly the directions of the 
Mayor and the heads of the departments and the direc- 
tions of the City Council as expressed in ordinances, 
orders and resolutions. The Corporation Counsel being 
himself a member of the Senate, and there being sev- 
eral members of the House who before and after the 
session were in the service of the city, it was possible 
to secure favorable action many times when the work 
would otherwise have been extremely difficult. Neces- 
sarily the writer and «uch members of the Law De- 
partment as co-operated with him were bound to ex- 
ercise their judgment and discretion with considerable 
freedom. But all their endeavors were in the direction 
of securing legislation such as was in the general line 
of the expressed desires of the City Council and in 
preventing legislation which would result in injury to 
the city. 

We believed it of the highest importance to secure 
the passage of bills which would tend to relieve the 
financial situation, and to that end we prepared and 
directed the course of a number of measures designed 



to bring material benefits in the shape of additional 
revenue and substantial saving to the city. The ex- 
traordinary conditions which have since arisen render 
this work of supreme importance. It was so far suc- 
cessful that we believe that, with what can be obtained 
in the way of additional revenue and what can be 
saved, the city will be benefited somewhere between 
fifteen hundred thousand dollars and two million dollars 
per year beginning with the year 1918. A very con- 
siderable sum will also be realized for the year 1917. 

As an illustration of the work in this line we call at- 
tention to the following particular instances: Under 
Senate Bill No. 32 the city will be enabled to secure a 
large sum, estimated in the neighborhood of two hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars, annually for ovei-head 
expenses in connection with local improvements; Sen- 
ate Bill No. 33 will enable the city to reclaim for its 
corporate fund all unclaimed special assessment re- 
bates after eight years, and the salvage in this respect 
for the year 1917 will be a large sum resulting from the 
accumulation of thirty years or more, while the annual 
saving thereafter will be at least eighty thousand dol- 
lars; Senate Bill No. 3i is designed to .save the city 
upwards of one hundred thousand dollars annually by 
keeping the collection of special assessments in the city* 
collector's hands until after August first, thereby sav- 
ing collection fees, interest and a large part of the 
transcribing of books; Senate Bill No. 426 will enable 
the city to levy an additional tax of not to exceed five 
cents on each one hundred dollars for playground pur- 
poses, thereby assuring upwards of five hundred thou- 
sand dollars if such sum is needed for that purpose; 
House Bill No. 423 will result in the saving of the 
amount that the city arinually applies towards the 
municipal pension fund by reason of a direct tax being' 
now possible, and will result in at least one hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars additional revenue; House 
Bill No. 737, providing for the elimination of a large 
part of the work in connection with registration of 
voters, is designed to save the people about four hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars a year according to the 
estimates of the Election Commissioners — ^just how 
much of this will be saved by the city as distinguished 
from the county is a matter of computation. There 
were also a number of other bills which will save the 
city a considerable sum in the aggregate, but which 
we do not deem it necessary to speak of in this com- 
munication, since we outline below what the additional 
bills do. 

The work of the Law Department was also directed 
towards clearing up the special assessment situation 
and much was accomplished in that direction. The city 
will be enabled to proceed with the Michigan Avenue 
Improvement without interruption and the perplexing 
question of what to do with delinquent special assess- 
ments has been at least partially solved. 

The miscellaneous bills mentioned below also con- 
tain matters which have been regarded as of great 
importance, and each one of them has been recom- 
mended for passage by your Honorable Body, and the 
enactment of same into law marks a distinct step in 
advance by reason of the matters covered in the said 
bills. 

The nineteen bills introduced on behalf of the city 
which were passed by both houses and either signed by 
the Governor or allowed to become a law without sig- 



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nature are given below in the order of their numbers. 
We give the gist of the bills in preference to the title 
so that the purpose of same and what is accomplished 
by them will be more readily understood. 

/. Senate Bill No. 32: This provides that the city 
may by ordinance levy not to exceed five per cent in 
spreading a special assessment which shall be applied' 
toward the payment of deficiency in interest and the 
balance towards the expense of letting and executing 
contracts, advertising, clerical hire, engineering, in- 
spection, court costs, etc. It is estimated that by this 
means a large part, if not all, of the overhead expenses 
which are now appropriated from the corporate fund 
will be raised by such special assessment. It was one 
of the most important revenue measures presented on 
behalf of the city. ^ 

//. Senate Bill No. 33: This bill provides that when 
unclaimed special assessment rebates remain undis- 
tributed for eight years the city may advertise for 
eight successive weeks in a newspaper of general cir- 
culation and that in case the money is not then claimed 
it can be used for the payment of all rebates and re- 
funds due on warrants for the payment of unpaid spe- 
cial assessment vouchers, bonds or interest or defi- 
ciency in interest or public benefits, or for the purchase 
of real estate at any sale had to enforce the collection 
of special assessments. This is also an important reve- 
nue measure which will result in the use of money that 
is now tied up and unclaimed. 

///.' Senate Bill No. 34: This is an act which will 
keep the collection of special assessments in the hands 
of the city collector up to August first of each year. 
It will be of great benefit to the small taxpayer and 
prevent a large number of delinquencies. It will also 
result in a very substantial saving in collection fees 
amounting to probably sixty thousand dollars a year. 
It will also place in the city treasury at once, when col- 
lected, the moneys received on these special assess- 
ments. The comptroller estimates that such moneys 
now remain in the hands of the county treasurer an 
average of more than three months. The benefit in in- 
terest on this money now goes to the county. It is ex- 
pected that this amount will be in the neighborhood of 
fifty thousand dollars a year. The work of transcrib- 
ing the books of delinquent assessments will also be so 
materially reduced as to effect a great saving. 

IV. Senate Bill NOr 267: This act will authorize the 
city to conduct entertainments, public exhibitions, con- 
certs, celebrations, etc., on the Municipal Pier of its 
own accord. It differs from House Bill No. 459 in that 
the latter bill, while it gives authority to permit such 
entertainments, requires the city to enter into a con- 
tract with persons conducting same. The reason for 
having two acts on this point was that it was necessary 
in the first instance to amend the harbor act so as to 
get the authority to use the Pier for recreation pur- 
poses, and then in the next instance, to secure the power 
to conduct such entertainment of the city's own mo- 
tion. An amendment* of the harbor act would not have 
covered the purpose. 

V. Senate Bill No. 426: This is the bill which has 
been generally spoken of as the playground bill. It 
is an amendm'ent of the Juul Law which authorizes an 
additional levy of not to exceed five cents on each one 
hundred dollars of assessed value for the purpose of 



maintaining playgrounds. The bill incidentally fixes 
a minimum of eight cents for library purposes and 
extends the operation of the act two years beyond its 
present limitation, so that it will not be necessary to 
apply for an extension at the next session. 

VI. Senate Bill No. 440: This is an act which 
amends the municipal funds act for the purpose of 
making it possible to proceed with the Michigan Ave- 
nue Improvement in the same manner as was done in 
the case of the Twelfth Street Widening. The power 
of the city was not sufficient to authorize the borrow- 
ing of money from idle funds for this purpose without 
an amendment to the act as it stood. 

VII. Senate Bill No. 480: This is an act amending 
certain sections of the local improvement act so as. to 
make it lawful to withdraw collections at the time of 
the tax sale without forfeiting the lien of the city and 
to return such collections at a subsequent sale. This 
bill, in connection with Senate Bill No. 481, is intended 
to clear up an unfortunate situation that has arisen 
concerning special assessments by which the city is 
losing a large part of the special assessments which 
become delinquent from -year to year. The relief af- 
forded in this respect is somewhat short of complete, 
but we are of the opinion that it will make^it possible 
to withdraw installments of assessments from year to 
year until the entire assessment has been put in col- 
lection, and then to take a certificate of sale and tax 
deed of the whole, in this way saving a great deal of 
the expense that the city is now pu^ to in taking out 
deeds. 

VIII. Senate Bill No. 48i: ■ This is the companion 
act just referred to, made necessary by reason of the 
fact that the revenue act had to be amended so as to 
correspond with the new provisions in the local im- 
provement act. The constitution makes it impossible 
to amend two acts by one enactment, and consequently 
there had to be two acts to accomplish the purpose in 
view. 

IX. Senate Bill No. 485: This act was also designed 
,to assist in the Michigan Avenue Improvement. It 
extends the power of the city so that the condemnation 
and the payment for property taken may be proceeded 
with and the improvement completed, notwithstanding 
there may be an appeal from a judgment. It provides, 
among other things, that if there should be an appeal, 
the amount awarded may be deposited and the improve- 
ment can be gone ahead with. 

X. House Bill No. 459: This is the act above re- 
ferred to in connection with Senate Bill No. 267 which 
enlarges the harbor act so that the city may use such 
parts of the Pier as are not immediately necessary for 
commercial purposes in such a way that the Pier will 
perform the functions that it was designed for, namely 
to afford recreation as well as a means for commercial 
activity. 

XI. House Bill No. 477: This is an act prohibiting 
fortune telling and other practices whereby money is 
obtained on the pretense of the exercise of occult pow- 
ers. The city has been handicapped in dealing with 
frauds of this kind for a number of years by reason 
of a decision of the Supreme Court holding that it had 

■ no power in the premises. - The City .Council has three 
times prepared a bill of this kind and recommended its 
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of the General Assembly because it was not reached on 
the calendar. There never was any opposition and it 
was passed without a dissenting vote at this session. 

XII. House Bill No. 499: This is an enabling act 
which will authorize the City Council to take over the 
property of small park districts where such small park 
districts have found it impossible to maintain parks. 
It can only be done after a vote of the people in such 
park districts and then will be entirely at the discretion 
of the City Council. The city will not be compelled to 
take over such parks unless the City Council deems it 
advisable. It is believed that this will result in the 
improvement and use of a number of parks that are now 
practically useless. 

XIII. House Bill No. 548: This is an act revising 
the law in relation to mechanics' liens with reference 
to public improvements. Complications have arisen 
from time to time which were embarrassing to the De- 
partment of Finance and caused the Department of Law 
a great deal of work, by reason of the fact that the law 
was too general and too lenient with respect to the time 
when notices of mechanics' liens were to be filed. The 
advantage effected by this act is such that the city's 
ofTicers will not be compelled to retain moneys on mere 
notice after they have issued vouchers, warrants or 
bonds showing the indebtedness of the -city to a con- 
tractor, and they will, furthermore, have the power to 
go into court and secure the adjustment of controversies 
as they arise. It will be a great help to the departments 
mentioned. 

XIY. House Bill No. 666: This is an act by which 
the State of Illinois conveys a strip of land about two 
thousand feet long and thirty-three feet wide at the 
northern extremity of Lake Calumet to the city for 
street purposes. This has no reference to the harbor 
project in connection with Lake Calumet, but is de- 
signed solely for the purpose of enabling the city to 
open up and maintain a street one hundred feet wide 
as a part of 103rd Street. The opening up of such a 
street is of immense importance to the residents of that 
section of the city, as 103rd Street is the last east and 
west street that goes through without a break until a 
point three and one-half miles south of it is reached. 

. XV. House Bill No. 774: This act revises the law 
with regard to the sale of property no longer necessary 
or useful to the city. It leaves the provisions with re- 
gard to real estate just as they were before, but does 
away with the cumbersome procedure formerly re- 
quired in order to sell personal property. It also au- 
thorizes the turning in of old materials for new on 
competitive bids. It is expected that a great saving 
will be accomplished as a result of the enactment of 
this law. 

XVI. House Bill No. 801: This is an act which does 
away with the necessity of printing the entire bond 
ordinance on the ballot when a vote is taken for the 
approval of the same. The bill was originally intro- 
duced on behalf of the Election Commissioners but was 
taken up and amended by us and recognized as the city's 
bill. This will not only save considerable expense in 
the printing of ballots, but will avoid the confusion 
incident to the former method and the danger of a 
mistake that was ever present. 

XVII. House Bill No. 899: This is an act which 
amends the law authorizing cities to establish houses 



of correction. It provides that municipal authorities 
may use land outside of the corporate limits on which 
to establish branches of such houses of correction and 
farm colonies. It is designed particularly to enable 
the city to make full use of the Gage Farm, which up 
to this time could not be done lawfully. 

XVIII. House Bill No. 966: This is an act designed 
to do away with the unnecessary keeping of a record 
of ordinances in the City Clerk's Office, The former 
provision of the law had not been observed strictly for 
tvi^enty years, but, nevertheless, an attempt was made 
to keep such a record. In order to comply strictly with 
the law it would have been necessary to put on a force 
of four or five clerks to copy local improvement ordi- 
nances into the records. This is now done away with 
by the passage of this law. 

There were a number of objectionable measures 
which were kept from becoming laws through the ef- 
forts made, both while they were pending in the Gen- 
eral Assembly and in some cases after their passage. 
Among these was an act which would have deprived the 
city of its revenue from dog licenses, amounting to 
about one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars 
annually; another which would have deprived the city 
of revenues in the Department of Weights and Meas- 
ures, amounting to about twenty thousand dollars an- 
nually; another which would have resulted very seri- 
ously to the city, so far as its tax deeds are concerned, 
by wiping out the right of the city to hold them as -a 
lien; another which was regarded as dangerous Ijy the 
General Superintendent of Police because it limited the 
powers of the police in questioning jprisoners; another 
which would have wiped out the city's censorship of 
moving pictures. Many other bills could be mentioned 
where the influence of the city's Law Department was 
exerted either for or against same, but we deem it un- 
necessary to go into further details with respect to 
them. 

The most important measures lost by the city were 
the traction bills, of which mention has already been 
made. It is more than probable that the fact that they 
were brought down so late in the session was the cause 
of their failing to come up for a full hearing in the 
House. They were passed by the Senate but were not 
reported out for passage by the House Committe'e in 
time for action. 

Another important bill that was lost to the city was 
the so-called Zoning Bill which amended the section of 
the cities and villages act containing an enumeration 
of the powers of the city in many respects, some of 
them being of such a nature that additional revenue 
could be obtained by the city. It was an important 
measure but it had to fight its way along at every 
stage, and the opposition became too strong near the • 
close of the session and it was defeated. 

The bill designed to extend the terms of aldermen to 
four years was also lost. This bill originally was in- 
tended to re-district the city into 'fifty wards, although 
we agreed with parties who were opposing same to al- 
low the wards and number of aldermen representing 
them to remain the same if that would have effected its 
passage. The bill was fought on political grounds, how- 
ever, and failed to go through, in spite of concessions 
offered. It was unfortunate that this happened because 
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economy and there was no intention to make it po- 
litical in its nature. 

We have already called attention to the Municipal 
Pension Fund Act (House Bill No. 423) by which the 
city will be authorized to levy a tax for its contribution 
to the Pension Fund in place of taking the moneys 
from the corporate fund. This bill was introduced by 
the Pension Commission, but the work of the Law De- 
partment was directed towards securing its passage 
and it is a measure that is of much importance to the 
city. 

We have also called attention to House Bill No. 737, 
which regulates the registration of voters. This was 
also regarded as of great importance to the city, and 
assistance was given to it in order to accomplish the* 
results aimed at, namely the reduction of the cost of 
elections. 

All of the important bills of the city were carefully 
scrutinized, and it is believed at this time that no error 
has crept into them. This work had to be followed up 
right through the hands of the engrossing clerks. 

The city is under obligations to most of the senators 
and representatives from Chicago and its immediate 
vicinity for the great work that has been accomplished. - 
So many of them exerted themselves on behalf of the 
measures mentioned above, that it would almost be 
calling the roll of the membership from this city to 
mention them in detail. The city is also under obli- 
gations to the Lieutenant Governor, who presided over 
the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, both of 
whom extended the greatest courtesy and lent their 
aid to the representatives of the city. Such assistance 
was of great value and the results achieved could not 
have been accomplished without it. 

The Governor took a keen and active interest in leg- 
islation introduced on behalf of the city throughout the 
session, and his friendly attitude was shown at its 
close, when he either signed or allowed to become .a 
law every bill which the city was backing with the ex- 
ception of one which the Attorney General regarded as 
unconstitutional. 



(Signed) 

Approved : 

(Signed) 



Respectfully yours, 

Leon Horn stein. 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Samuel A. Ettelson, 
Corporation Counsel. 



Settlements of Claims Against the City: Monthly Report 
(October, l«|l7). 

ALSO, « 

Reports of settlements of claims against the- City 
during the month of October, 1917, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



David Suffrin: Settlement of Suit Against the City, 

ALSO, 

A communication requesting authority to settle a 



suit of David Suffrin against the City of Chicago for 
damages for injury to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee ©n Finance. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Grades: Sundry Streets. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works: 

Department op Public Works,] 
• Bureau op Sewers, l 

Chigago, November 3, 1917. J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — l transmit herewith a proposed or- 
dinance for the establishment of sundry street grades 
in the City of Chicago with the recomm,endation that 
it be passed. 

Respectfully, 

(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

William R. Matthews, 
Bench and Grade Engineer. 

Geo. E. McGrath, 
Superintendent, Bureau of Sewers. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing com- 
munication. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said- ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Couglilin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff. Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonoug^i, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lyndh, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. ' 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

an ordinance 

Establishing the grades of sundry streets in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grades of the following streets, 
at the locations herein indicated, are hereby established 
at the following elevations: 

Elevations 
(In Feet.) 

At the intersection of West Madison street and 
Hamlin avenue *...., 23.0 

At the intersection of West Van Buren street and 
South Ashland boulevard 13.0 



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Elevations 
(In Feet.) 

On West 57Ui street at the riglit-of-way lines of 
of the Grand Trunk Western Railway 23.0 

On Kimbark avenue at the first alley north of East • 
OSrd street 7.5 

At the intersection of South Washtenaw avenue 
and West 56th street 19.5 

On the south curb line of West 90th street at 200 
feet east of the east line of South Hoyne avenue 76.0 

On the north curb line of West 90th street at 200 
feet east of the east line of South Hoyne avenue 75.5 

On West 90th street at the first alley west of South 
Hoyne avenue 77.3 

At the intersection of West 58th place and South 
Karlov avenue • 24.0 

On West 58th place at 300 feet west of the west line 
of South Crawford avenue : 24.0 

On West 110th street at 121 feet east of the east 
line of South Ashland avenue 39.5 

At the intersection of Chauncey avenue and East 
94th street 7-5 

On East 100th street at the right-of-way lines of 
the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad (east of 
Avenue H) 7.0 

On East 100th street at 211 feet west of the west 
line of Avenue "H" ■. 9.0 

At the intersection of South Whipple street and 
West 71st street 26.5 

At the intersection of South Whipple street and 
West 72nd street 26.5 

At the intersection of South Whipple street and 
West 73rd street 28.3 

At the intersection of South Sacramento avenue 
and West 71st street ". 26.5 

At the intersection of South Sacramento avenue 
and West 72nd street 26.5 

At the intersection of South Sacramento avenue 
and West 73rd street 27.5 

At the intersection of South Albany avenue and 
West 73rd street 29.0 

At the intersection of South Troy street and West 
73rd street 29 J 

At the intersection of South Kedzie avenue and 
West 73rd street 30.5 

On East 41st street at 180 feet west of the west 
line of St. Lawrence avenue 18.0 

At the intersection of North Maplewood avenue and 
Glenlake avenue 15.0 

At the intersection of North Rockwell street and 
Rosemont avenue 15.0 

On North Rockwell -street at 125 feet south of the 
south line of Devon avenue 15.5 

On North Maplewood avenue at 125 feet south of 
the south line of Devon avenue. 15.5 

At the intersection of North Richmond street and 
Arthur avenue 14.5 



Elevations 

(In Feet.) 

On South Kedzie avenue 476 feet south of the 
north line of West 31st street 12.2 

On South Kedzie avenue 561 feet south of the north 
line of West 31st street 13.5 

On South Kedzie avenue 607 feet south of the 
north line of West 31st street 13.5 

■On South Kedzie avenue 688 feet south of the 
north line of West 31st street 12.3 

On Armitage avenue 280 feet east of the east line 
of North Cicero avenue 31.5 

-At the- intersection of West 79th street and South 
Crawford avenue 39.0 

At northeast and northwest curb corners of West 
Grand avenue and North Latrobe avenue 35.0 

On south curb line of Armitage avenue at east 
curb line of North Leclaire avenue (produced 
north) 36.0 

On Belden avenue at east curb line of North Neva 
avenue 71.0 

On south curb line of Palmer street, 200 feet west 
of North Newland avenue 70.5 

At the northeast and northwest curb corners of 
FuUerton avenue and North New England ave- 
nue 67.0 

At the northeast and northwest curb corners of 
Fullerton avenue and North Newcastle avenue. 67.5 

At the intersection of JVorth Newcastle avenue and 
Belmont avenue 64.0 

At the intersection of Diversey avenue and North 
Kildare avenue . '. 24.3 

At the intersection of North Kenton avenue (west 
, of Chicago and Northwestern Railway) and Schu- 
bert avenue 30.3 

At the intersection of Montana street and North 
Kenton avenue (west of Chicago and North- 
western Railway) 29.4 

On Montana street at the east right-of-way line of 
Chicago and Northwestern iRailway (along North 
Kenton avenue) 29.0 

On Altgeld street at the east right-of-way line of 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway (along North 
Kenton avenue) 29.0 

At the intersection of Altgeld street and North 
Kenton avenue (west of Chicago and North- 
western Railway) 29.2 

At northeast and i^rthwest icurb corners of Bel- 
mont avenue and North Keating avenue 32.5 

At the northeast and northwest curb corners of 
Belmont avenue and North Kilpatrick avenue. . . 31.5 

On North Hamlin avenue 300 feet north of West 
North avenue 23.5 

On North Newcastle avenue at 200 feet north of the 
north line of Diversey avenue 63.5 

On North Newcastle avenue at 200 feet south of the 
south line of George street 64.5 



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Elevations Department op Public Works,) 

(In Feet.) Chicago, October 29, 1917. | 

At the intersection of Berenice avenue and North To the Mayor and City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Meade avenue 41.0 

^ », tu r, w 1^ t joc f«„+ „^„+v, r.f ♦v.a I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains 

On North Fairfield avenue at 125 feet south of the .^ . ^ ^^^ respectfully ask the passage of 

south hne of Devon avenue. 15.0 ^^^ ^^^^^^.^^ ^^^^^ ^ 

At the southwest curb corner of North Mason . . , „,,.,., ^ 

avenue and Matson avenue 41.5 Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 

At the intersection of 'North Austin avenue and and he is hereby authorized to lay water mains m the 

Matson avenue 42.5 following streets: 

At tlie intersection of North Mason avenue and In alley east of Western avenue boulevard, from 

Indian road 41.5 West 50th street to West 50th place; size, 8 inches. 

At the intersection of Grace street and- North P^^bable cost, including hydrants and basins, $648.00. 

Meade avenue 41.0 ^^ys be. 

At the intersection of North Marmora avenue and In South Oakley avenue, from West 73rd street to 

Miami avenue .' '• 41-0 West 74th street, and in West 73rd street from South 

Claremont avenue to South Oakley avenue; size, 8 

At the intersection of North Mansfield avenue and j^^^j^gg Probable cost, including hydrants and basins, 

Indian road 40.5 $^ 355 qo. Nine hundred feet pays 6c, balance circula- 

At the intersection of North Mansfield avenue and tion. 

• ^«^^^ ^«^^^^ ^^^"^^ : '^^•^ In Avenue M, from East 134th street to East 135th 

At the intersection of North Mansfield avenue and street; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, including hydrants 

Peterson avenue ..40.5 and basins, $1,211.00. Pays 6c. 

At the intersection of North Menard avenue and j^ ^^^^^ avenue, from Foster avenue south 200 feet; 

Peterson avenue 39.0 ^.^^^ g inches. Probable cost, including hydrants and 

At the southeast and southwest curb corners of ^^ ^gg^ ^^^^ p^^^ g^ 

Mavkham avenue and Peterson avenue 39.5 

At the intersection of North Marmora avenue and ^ If Avenue N from East 134th street south 690 

Peterson avenue 41.0 feet; size, 8 mches. probable cost, including hydrants 

and basins, $1,308.00. Pays 8c. 
At the southeast and southwest curb corners of 

Manton avenue and- Peterson avenue 41.5 In East 82nd street, from Dobson avenue east 481 

,, , , - , , feet; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, including hydrants 

At the intersection of North Mason avenue and and basins, $817.00. Circulation. 

Peterson avenue 41.5 

At the intersection of North Austin avenue and J^^ Greenwood avenue f^om 396 feet south ^^ ft 

Peterson avenue 42 93rd street south 36 feet; size, 6 mches. Probable cost, 

• i-eierson avenue including hydrants and basins, $56.00. Pays 10c. 

At the intersection of Elston avenue and Peterson 

avenue 42.5 Respectfully, 

On Peterson avenue at 340 feet east of the easterly (Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

line of Milwaukee avenue 42.5 Commissioner of Public Works. 

At the intersection of Milwaukee avenue and Peter- 

son avenue .43.5 Recommended: 

" , ,, (Signed) John "Ericson, 
The above elevations shall be measured from the ' • - 
plane of low water of Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as Ci^y Engineer. 
established by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
and Michigan Canal and fixed by the City Council of the g^jfj order. 
City of Chicago on July 11, 1898, by an ordinance re- 
lating to the Lind Block B^ch Mark, which ordinance Aid. Healy moved to pass said order. 
was re-enacted as Section 1063 of The- Cbicago Code ^^^ j^^^.^^ prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
of 1911. ' 

. ^,. ^ , Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 

Section 2. That all grades heretofore established jj.^ Richert, Mickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 

conflicting with the grades herein are hereby abolished. ^ ^ McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force from Block, Johnson, McNiohols Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 

and after its passage. ' Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 

guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 

Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 

Wstllace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 

Water Supply Pipes: In Sundry Streets. Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 

Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 

ALSO, J Lynch, Clark— 61. 

The following^ communication and order: A^ays— None. 



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Triistcps for Lambert Tree (Dceoftsed): Canopy. 

ALSO, 

The rolliiwiiiK ttnliM', wliicli was, on moiion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, Thai, the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized lo issue a permit to the 
Merc'hanls Loan and Trust Company and Seymour 
.Morris, as trustees under the will of Lambert Tree, 
deceased, to maintain and operate a canopy as now con- 
structed over the sidewalk in South -Wabash avenue, 
to be attached to the building Or structure located at 
700 South Wabash avenue, in accordance with plans 
and specifications to be filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and Chief of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safety, said canopy not to exceed 25 feet in length nor 
24 feet in width, upon the filing of the application and 
bond and payment of the initial compensation provided 
for by ordinance. 



Trustees of Estate of Henry Witbeck (Deceased): 
Canopy. 

ALSO, 

The following order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to Perley 
Lowe, William Templeton and N. M. Jones, as trustees 
of the estate of Henry Witbeck, deceased, to maintain 
and operate a canopy as now constructed over the side- 
walk in North Jefferson street, to be attached to the 
building or structure located at 127-137 North Jefferson 
street, in accordance with plans and specifications to 
be filed with the Commissioner of Public Works and 
approved by the Commissioner of Buildings and Chief 
of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, said canopy not 
lo exceed 45 feet in length nor 16 feet in width, upon 
the filing of the application and bond and payment of 
the initial compensation provided for by ordinance. 



HARBOR BOARD. 



Municipal Pier: Lease of Freigbt Space to Buzzacott 
Camp and Field Equipment Co. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Harbor Board: 

.Department op Public Works,] 
Bureau of Compensation,1 
Chicago, November 5, i917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for consideration 
by j-our Honorable Body an ordinance authorizing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to enter into lease with 
the Buzzacott Camp and Field Equipment Co. for the 
use of not less than thirty thousand (30,000) nor more 
than one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet of 
space on the freight floor of the Municipal Pier. 



This company is engaged in the manufacture of 
portable field kitchens for the United States and Allied 
(governments, and the use of the space is desired for 
the storage and assembling of this equipment. The 
amount of space to be used and the term of occupancy 
cannot be determined at this time as it depends entirely 
upon the duration of the war and the needs of the gov- 
ernments. 

Under the terms of the enclosed ordinance, the Com- 
missioner of Public Works is aiathorized to assign space 
in an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand 
(100,000) square feet and the term of the lease is made 
for a period of three (3) years subject to cancellation 
by either the city or the lessee. The rental prescribed 
in the ordinance is the regular rate heretofore fixed by 
the Harbor Board for the use of space on the pier. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Chairman, Harbor Board. 

H. V. MCGURREN, 

Secretary, Harbor Board. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the or^dinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Littler moved to pass said ordinance. 

■The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as foljows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos.' 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: ■ 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to enter 
into a lease on behalf of and in the name of the City 
of Chicago with the Buzzacott Camp & Field Equipment 
Co., a corporation, for the use of thirty thousand 
(30,000) square feet of space on the first or freight 
floor of the freight and passenger buildings on the 
Municipal Pier for a period of three' (3) years from 
November 1, 1917, and if and when said Company de- 
sires the use of additional space to enter into a lease 
or leases on behalf of and in the name of the City of 
Chicago for additional space not to exceed seventy 
thousand (70,000) sqttare feet on the first or freight 
floor of the freight and passenger buildings on the 
Municipal Pier for a period terminating not later than 
October 31, 1920, said lease or leases to provide for the 
payment of rental at the rate of twenty (20) cents per 
square foot per year for the period from November 1, 
1917, to October 31, 1918; twenty-six and two-thirds 
(26 2/3) cents per square foot per year for the period 
from November 1, 1918, to October 31, 1919, and thirty- 



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thre^and one-third (33 1/3) cents per square foot per 
year for the period from November 1, 1919, to October 
31, 1920; said lease or leases to be subject to cancella- 
tion by either the City of Chicago or the Buzzacott 
Camp & Field Equipment Co. at any time on thirty (30) 
days' notice thereof in writing. Said leases shall be 
drawn in a manner «nd form satisfactory to the Cor- 
poration Counsel of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Assessment RoUs.- 

The Clerk presented a list, submitted by the Board of 
Local Improvements, of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court October 29, for final hearing November 
15, 1917, which was ordered 

PJaced on file. 



line of North Kilpatrick avenue, and also Uhe roadways 
of all intersecting streets and alleys extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
herein described, ~ in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, together with an estimate of 
tihe cost of said improvement and th"e lawful expenses 
attending the same, and recommend the passage of said 
ordinance and the making of the improvement contem- 
plated therein. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



M. J. Faherty, 
David W. Clark, 



L. WiTHALL, 

Oscar Wolff, 
W, H. Blencoe, 
Edward J. Glackin, 

Board of Local Impfovements of the City of Chicarjo. 

Dated Chicago, November 5th, A. D., 1917. 



N, Kilpatrick Av. from Fullerton Av. to Armitage Av., 
Etc. (System): Paving with Asphalt. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance, which were ordered published in the Journal 
and referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys: 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE. 



recommendation by board of, local improvements. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the improvement 
— adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, construct- 
ing and connecting catchbasin inlets, constructing new 
brick catchbasins and new brick manholes complete, 
constructing a tile pipe sewer in Belden avenue, con- 
structing a granite concrete combined curb and gutter 
on cinders, gravel or sand, grading and paving with as- 
phalt on six inches of Portland cement concrete, swept 
wit'h natural hydraulic cement, the roadways of a 
system of streets as follows, to wit : North Kilpatrick 
avenue, from the south line of Fullerton avenue to the 
north line of iVrmitage avenue; North Keating avenue, 
from the south line of Fullerton avenue to the north 
line of Palmer street; North Knox avenue, from the 
south line of Fullerton avenue to the north line of 
Palmer street; Belden avenue, from tJhe east line of 
North Cicero avenue to the west line of the right of way 
of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway; Castello ave- 
nue, from the east line of North Cicero avenue to the 
west line of the right of way of the Chicago & North- 
western Railway; Dickens avenue, from tJhe east line of 
North Cicero avenue to the west line of the right of 
way of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway; McLean 
avenue, from the east line of North Cicero avenue to 
a line parallel with and 466 feet east of the east 



estimate of engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
■ Chicago, and to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago, having adopted a resolution that the roadways 
of a system of streets as follows, to wit : North Kilpat- 
rick avenue, from the south line of Fullerton avenue 
to the north line of Armitage avenue; North Keating 
avenue, from the south line of Fullerton avenue to the 
north line of Palmer street; North Knox avenue, from 
the south line of Fullerton avenue to the north line of 
Palmer street; Belden avenue, from the east line of 
North Cicero avenue to the west line of the right 
of way of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway; Cas- 
tello avenue, from the east line of North Cicero ave- 
nue to the west line of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago & Northwestern Railway; Dickens avenue, from 
the east line of North Cicero avenue to the west line 
of the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway; McLean avenue, from the east line of Nort'h 
Cicero avenue to a line pa,rallel witih and 466 feet east 
oif the east line of North Kilpatrick avenue, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets and alleys ex.- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced on 
each side of each of said above specified streets between 
the points herein described, be improved by adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, constructing and con- 
necting catchbasin inlets, constructing new brick catc'h- 
basins and new brick manholes complete, constructing 
a tile pipe sewer in Belden avenue, constructing a gran- 
ite concrete combined curb and gutter. on cinders, 
gravel or sand, grading and paving with asphalt on six 
inches of Portland cement concrete, swept with natural 
hydraulic cement, and presented to the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, a recommendation that such local 
improvement be made. I hereby submit an estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, including labor anel 
materials, viz : 

Granite concrete combined curb and gutter 
on cinders, gravel or sand, 19,340 lineal 
feet at 85c $ 16,439.00 



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Grading, li,200 cubic yards at, $1.50 21,300.00 

Paving with asphalt on six inches of 
Por(h\nd comont concrete, swept with 
natural hydravilic cement, 31,100 square 
yards at $2.50 77,750.00 

Constructing- a 10-inch tile pipe sew-er 320 

lineal feet at, $2.50 , 800.00 

Constructing 62 new brick catchbasins 

complete at $70.00 4,340.00 

Constructing 4 new brick manholes com- 
plete at $60.00 240.00 

Adjusting sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets 6,751.00 

Deficiency in interest on the assessment, 
cost of making, levying and collecting said 
assessment, and lawful expenses attending 
the making of said improvement 6,380.00 

Total '. * $134,000.00 

And I hereby certify that in my opinion the above es- 
timate does not exceed the probable cost of the above 
proposed improvement and t'he lawful expenses at- 
tending tihe same. 
(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Enrjineer of the Board of Local Improvements. 
Dated, Chicago, November 5th, A. D., 1917. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement — adjusting sewer manholes 
and catchbasins, constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick catchbasins and 
new^ brick manholes complete, constructing a tile pipe 
sewer in Belden avenue, constructing a granite con- 
crete combined curb and gutter, grading and paving— 
of the roadways of a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: North Kilpatrick avenue, from the south line of 
FuUerton avenue to the north line of Armitage avenue; 
North Keating avenue, from the south line of FuUerton 
avenue to the north line of Palmer street; North Knox 
avenue, from the soutlli line of FuUerton avenue to the 
north line of Palmer street; Belden avenue, from the 
east line of North Cicero avenue to the west line of 
the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern Rail- 
way; Castello avenue, from the east line of North 
Cicero avenue to the west line of the right of way of 
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway; Dickens avenue, 
from the east line of North Cicero avenue to the west 
line of the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway; McLean avenue, from the east line of North 
Cicero avenue to a line parallel with and four hundred 
and sixty-six (466) feet east of the east line of North 
Kilpatrick avenue, and also the road\yays of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the points herein de- 
scribed, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement shall be made 
within the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 



of Illinois, the nature, character, locality and descrip- 
tion of which local improvement is as follows, to wit: 

That the roadway of North Kilpatrick avenue, from 
the south line of FuUerton avenue to t'he north line of 
Armitage avenue, also the roadway of North Keating 
avenue, from the south line of FuUerton avenue to the 
north line of Palmer street, also the roadway of North 
Knox avenue, from the south line of FuUerton avenue 
to the north line of Palmer street, also the roadway of 
Belden avenue, from the east line of North Cicero ave- 
nue to the west line of the right of way of the Chicago 
& Northwestern Railway, also the roadway of Castello 
avenue from the east line of North Cicero avenue, to the 
west .line of the right of way of the Chicago & North- 
western Railway, also the roadway of Dickens avenue, 
from the east line of North Cicero avenue to the west 
line of the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern 
railway, also the roadway of McLean avenue, from the 
east line of North Cicero avenue to a line parallel witb 
and four-hundred and sixty-six (466) feet east of the 
east line of North Kilpatrick avenue, the width of each 
of said roadways being hereby established at thirty 
(30) feet, and also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from the curb liae to the 
street line produced on each side of each of said above 
specified streets between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed, be and the same are hereby ordered improved 
as follows : 

A tile pipe sewer of ten (10) inches internaldiameter 
and. of a thickness of seven-eighths ( % ) of an inch 
shall be constructed in Belden avenue along the center 
line thereof as follows: from a point fifty-five (55) feet 
east of North Knox avenue to and connecting with the 
sewer in North Knox avenue, and thence to a point 
twenty-five (25) feet west of North Knox avenue and 
from a point forty-five (45) feet east of North Keat- 
ing avenue, to and connecting with the sewer in North 
Keating avenue and thence to a point thirty-five (35) 
feet west of North Keating avenue. 

The bottom of the inside of said sew^er shall be at 
elevations as follows : twenty-three and four-tenths 

(23.4) feet above Chicago City datum as established by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago at said point 
fifty-five (55) feet east of North Knox avenue and 
thence shall fall gradually to an elevation of twenty- 
three (23) feet above said Chicago City datum at its 
connection with the sewer in North Knox avenue and 
thence shall rise gradually to an elevation of twenty- 
three and four-tenths (23.4) feet above said Chicago 
City datum at said point twenty-five (25) feet west of 
North Knox avenue; at twenty-three and five-tenths 

(23.5) feet above said Chicago City datum at said point 
forfy-five (45) feet east of North Keating avenue and 
thence shall fall gradually to an elevation of twenty- 
two and five-tenths (22.5) feet above said Chicago City 
datum at its connection with the sewer in North Keat- 
ing avenue and thence shall rise gradually to an eleva- 
tion of twenty-three and five-tenths (23.5) feet above 
said Chicago City datum at said point thirty-five (35) 
feet west of North Keating avenue. 

Four (4) new brick manholes sball be built upon 
said sewer and located at necessary points and shall be 
made as hereinafter described. 

* 'A 

A granite concrete combined curb and gutter shall 
be constructed on each side of the roadway of each of 



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said above specified streets between the points herein- 
before described (excfept across the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets and alleys between the points here- 
inbefore described) in such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb shall be parallel with and fifteen (15) 
feet from the center line of each of said above specified 
streets; and a granite concrete combined curb and 
gutter shall be constructed on each side of the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified streets between the 
points hereinbefore described in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curb shall conform with the curb 
line produced on each side of all said intersecting 
streets and in such a manner that the back of the curb 
shall conform with the alley line produced on each 
side of all said intersecting alleys, between the points 
hereinbefore described. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be made as fol- 
lows, to wit: 

The concrete to be used shall consist of tihe best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with fine crushed 
granite in the proportion of one (1) part cement and 
two (2) parts fine granite, into which shall be incorpo- 
rated four (4) parts of broken granite of varying sizes 
which will pass through a ring of one and one-half 
(1%) inches internal diameter and be held on a ring of 
one-fourtlh (%) of an inch internal diameter. The ce- 
ment shall be mixed thoroughly with -fine crushed 
granite, after which it shall be moistened with water 
to form a mortar and into which shall be incorporated 
the four (4) parts of broken granite as specified above 
and rammed into forms until 'solid. 

The material to be used in finishing tihe surface of 
said combined curb and gutter shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed with finely crushed 
granite in the proportion of two (2) parts cement and 
three (3) parts granite, which, after being moistened 
with water to form a mortar, shall be evenly spread 
over the top and roadway face of the curb to a thick- 
ness of one-fourth (%) inch, and over the surface of 
the gutters to a thickness of one (1) inch, so as to in- 
sure a smooth and even surface on the exposed sur- 
faces of the combined curb and gutter after being 
evenly trowelled and finished with a broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) inches thick and the 
height at f)he back shall vary from eighteen (18) inches 
at the catehbasin inlets to eleven (11) inches at the 
summits, and the gutter shall be twelve (12) inches in 
width and eight (8) inches in thickness. The upper 
roadway edge' of the curb sihall be rounded to an arc 
of a circle having a radius of one and one-half (l%"i 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders, gravel or sand three (3) inches 
in depth after being flooded with water and thoroughly 
compacted to an even surface, and said combined curb 
'and gutter shall be backfilled with earth, free from 
animal or vegetable matter, said filling to be four (4) 
feet wide at the top of the curb and even therewith 
and shall slope down at the rate of one and one-half 
(1%) feet horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter shall sbe so constructed 
that* the upper surface of the gutter shall conform to 
the surface of the finished roadways as hereinafter de- 



scribed, and the top edge of the curb on each side of 
the roadway of eadh of said above specified streets 
shall be at the elevation of straight lines connecting 
the several points at the elevations hereinafter de- 
scribed, and the top edge of the curb on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets shall be at the ele- 
vation of said intersecting streets hereinafter described; 
and the top edge of the curb on each side of the road- 
ways of all intersecting alleys extended from t/he curb 
line to the street line produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets shall rise from the curb 
line to the street line produced at the rate of one (1) 
inch vertical to three (3) feet horizontal from the ele- 
vation of the curb of said above "specified streets be- 
tween the points hereinbefore described, whidh eleva- 
tions shall be as follows, to wit: 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with North 
Cicero avenue, 31.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with North 
Keating avenue, 30.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with North 
Kilpatrick avenue, 31.00 feet above datum. • . 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with North 
Knox avenue, 29.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Belden avenue with the west 
line of the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway, 29.10 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Palmer street with North Keat-- 
ing avenue, 30.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Palmer street with North Kil- 
pa trick avenue, 31.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Palmer street with North Knox 
avenue, 30.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Castello avenue with North 
Cicero avenue, 30.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Castello avenue with North 
Kilpatrick avenue, 30.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Castello avenue with the west 
line of the right of way of the Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway, 29.20 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Dickens avenue with North 
Cicero avenue, 30.80 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Dickens avenue with North 
Kilpatrick avenue, 30.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Dickens avenue with the west 
line of the rigfht of way of the Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway, 29.10 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of McLean avenue with North 
Cicero avenue, 31.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of McLean avenue with North 
Kilpatrick avenue, 31.00 feet above datum. 

McLean avenue at a line 466 feet east of North Kil- 
patrick avenue, 29.60 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Fullerton avenue with North 
Keating avenue, 30.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Fullerton avenue with North 
Kilpatrick avenue, 29i.50 feet above datum. 



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At t.lie ineorsociion of Fullerton avenue wiDh North 
Knox avenue, 29.50 foet above datum. 

At the intersection of Armitage av'enue with North 
Kilpatrick avenue, 31.50 feet above datum. 

The above elevations as fixed shall be measured 
from Chicago City datum as established by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago. 

The roadways of the several streets specified above 
between the points hereinbefore described, and also 
the roadways of all streets and alleys intersecting the 
several streets specified above and extending from the 
curb lino to the street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets between the points 
liereinbefore described, shall be so graded that after be- 
ing thoroughly puddled and rolled with a roller of ten 
(10) tons weight until the roadbeds are thoroughly 
compacted and after the pavement hereinafter de- 
scribed shall have been placed thereon, the surface of 
the pavement at the center of the finished roadway of 
each of said above specified streets, and the center of 
the finished roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line produced on 
each side of each said above specified streets, shall be at 
the elevation of the top of the curbing hereinbefore de- 
scribed; and the surface of the said finished roadways 
at the summits in the gutters between catchbasins and 
adjoining the roadway face of the curbing shall be three 
(3) inches below the top of said curbing, ami the sur- 
face of the finished roadways at the catchbasin inlets 
in the gutters adjoining the roadway face o"f the curbing 
shall be ten (10) inches below the top of said curbing. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the roadway face 
of said curbing shall be uniform from the summits to 
the catchbasin inlets, and a transverise. section of the 
finished surface of the pavement and gutters shall be 
an arc of a circle passing through said gutter elevations 
and the elevation of the center of said finished road- 
ways, at every part of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets, and at every part of tihe road- 
ways of all streets intersecting the several streets 
specified above, between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

In all intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified at the 
street lines produced of said above specified streets, 
the surface of the finished pavement adjoining the 
curbing shall be even with the top of the curbing, and 
the surface of the finished pavement at the center of 
the finished roadway of said alleys shall be three (3) 
inches below the top of the curbing; and a transverse 
section of the finished surface of the pavement at the 
street lines produced of said above specified streets 
shall be an arc of a circle passing throug*h the surface 
of the pavement adjoining said curbing and the sur- 
face of the pavement at the center of said finished 
roadways. The surface of the said pavement thence 
shall slope gradually to meet the gutters hereinbefore 
specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared between said 
points and between said gutters shall be spread a layer 
of Portland cement concrete six (6) inches in thickness. 
Said cement shall be so ground t/hat ninety-two (92) 
per cent, will pass through a standard number one hun- 
dred (100) sieve having ten thousand (10,000) meshes 
per square inch. 



Briquettes made from a mortar composed of one (1) 
part said Portland cement and three (3) parts torpedo 
sand, or three (3) parts of limestone screenings, free 
from dirt, dust and other impurities, exposed to the air 
for one (1) day and immersed in water for six (6) days, 
shall develop an ultimate tensile strength of two hun- 
dred (200) pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall stand the above test 
and comply with the above requirements, and three 
(3) parts of torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of lime- . 
stone screening, free from dirt, dust and other impuri- 
ties, shall be thoroughly mixed dry and then made into 
a mortar with the least possible amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality of slag, limestone, 
or other stone which shall be equal in quality for con- 
crete purposes, of a size that will pass through a ring 
of two (2) inches internal diameter and be held on a 
ring of one-half (%) inch internal diameter, all of 
which slag or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, free 
from all foreign substances and drenched with water, 
shall then be incorporated immediately with the mor- 
tar. Each batch of concrete shall be thoroughly mixed 
and at oni^e spread upon the surface of said roadbeds 
and thoroughly compacted by ramming until free 
mortar appears on the surface. The surface of said 
layer of concrete shall be parallel with and three and 
one-half (3%) inches below the top of the finished 
pavement. 

Upon the ccJhcrete foundation as above specified shall 
be laid a binder course, composed of asphaltic cement 
and gravel or clean broken limestone crusher run and 
of varying sizes which will pass through a ring of one 
(1) inch internal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be heated and thoroughly 
mixed with the asphaltic cement in the proportions of 
six (6) parts by weight of asphaltic cement and ninety- 
four (94) parts by weight of gravel or stone. This 
binder shall be spread on the base above described, 
and while in a hot and plastic condition shall be rolled 
until it has a uniform thickness of one and one-half 
(1%) inches. The upper surface shall be exactly 
parallel with and two (2) inches below the finished 
surface of the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be laid a wearing sur- 
face or pavement proper, which sball be composed of 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) parts, sand seventy- 
three (73) parts, and pulverized carbonate of lime or 
pulverized silica ten (10) parts. The sand and asphaltic 
cement shall be heated separately to a temperature of 
three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. The pulver- 
ized carbonate of lime or the pulverized silica shall be 
mixed with the sand and these ingredients then mixed 
with the asphaltic cement at the above temperature in 
an apparatus which shail effect a perfect mixture. 

The material for pavement when mixed as above 
sihall be spread at a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It shall be carefully 
spread by means of hot iron rakes in such manner 
as to give uniform and regular grade to such a depth, 
that after having received its ultimate compression it 
will have a thickness of two (2) inches. 

The entire surface of the roadways tJhus improved 
shall then be compressed by hand rollers,, after which 
natural hydraulic cement in the proportion of one (1) 



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barrel to each one thousand (1,000) sduare yards of 
surface shall be swept oyer it,- and the whole then 
thoroughly compressed by rolling with a steam roller 
of ten (10) tons weight, the rolling being continued for 
five (5) hours for each one thousand (1,000') square 
yards of surface. 

All asp'haltum used in the making of tlhe asphaltic 
cement for both the binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from Pitch Lake in the 
Island of Trinidad, or asphaltum which shall be equal 
in quality for paving purposes to that obtained from 
Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

Each of the aforesaid manholes shall be cylindrical 
in shape and shall 'have an internal diameter of three 
(3) feet. The invert of the sewer through the man- 
holes sihall be built O'f two (2) rings of sewer brick, 
and on each side thereof shall be built a solid sewer 
brick foundation twelve (12) inches thick, m'aking the 
entire foundation four (4) feet and six (6) inches in 
diameter. The walls of said manholes shall be eight 
(8) inches thick and sihall be built of sewer brick, and 
the tops of said manholes shall each narrow to two (2) 
feet internal diameter, being drawn in by means of six 
(6) header courses, the diameter being decreased to 
two (2) inches for each course. 

Each of said manholes shall be provided with a suit- 
able cast-iron cover with a tight lid, each of which 
covers, inclusive of lid, shall weigh five hundred and 
forty (540) pounds. Each of said cast-iron covers shall 
be set so that the top of the same shall coincide with 
the finished surface of the payempnt hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

Sixteen (16) new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected witji the sewer 
in North Kilpatrick avenue and located in the roadway 
of said North Kilpatrick avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines of said North Kilpatrick ave- 
nue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in North 
Keating avenue and located in the roadway of said 
North Keating avenue at necessary points, adjacent to 
the curb lines of said North Keating avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in North 
Knox avenue and located in the roadway of said North 
Knox avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb 
lines of said North Knox avenue. 

Eigiht (8) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in Belden 
avenue and located in the roadway of said Belden ave- 
nue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines of 
said Belden avenue. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins shall.be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in Castello 
avenue and located in the roadway of said Castello 
avenue at -necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines 
of said Castello avenue. 

Four (4). new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in Dickens 
avenue and located in the roadway of. said Dickens 



avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines 
of said Dickens avenue. 

Ten (10) new brick catchbasins shall be constructed 
and trapped and connected with the sewer in McLean 
avenue and located in the roadway of said McLean 
avenue at necessary points, adjacent to the curb lines 
of said McLean avenue. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be seven feet two 
inches deep, measuring from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diameter of four feet 
at the bottom and to a plane five feet above and 
parallel therewith. The walls of said catchbasins 
shall be eight inches thick and shall be built of two 
courses of sewer brick laid edgewise in perpendicular 
courses, upon a floor of pine plank two inches in 
thickness. . The top of ea«li of said catchbasins shall 
decrease to two feet internal diameter, being drawn 
in by means of nine header courses, the diameter being 
decreased uniformly for each course. 

Each of said catchbasins shall be connected with 
the sewer with tile pipe of eig'ht inches internal 
diameter and shall be trapped with a half trap also of 
tile pipe of eight inches internal diameter. The said 
trap of each said catchbasins shall be set so that the 
elevation of the bottom of the inside of the same shall 
be three feet six inches above the floor of the catch- 
basin. , 

Each of said catchbasins shall be provided with a 
suitable cast-iron cover, eac'h of which covers, in- 
clusive of lid, shall weight five hundred and forty 
pounds. Each of said cast-iron covers shall be set so 
that the top of the same shall coincide with the finished 
surface of the pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall be straight, 
smooth and sound, thoroughly burned, well glazed and 
free from lumps and other imperfections, and three- 
fourths of an -inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile pipe above re- 
ferred to shall be laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed of one part na- 
tural ihydraulic cement and two parts clean, sharp 
sand. 

The several sewer manholes and catchbasins located 
in said roadways shall be raised or lowered as may be 
necessary to make them conform to the finished sur- 
face of said pavement; and the several catchbasins 
located outside of said roadways shall be raised or 
lowered as may be necessary to make them conform 
to the elevations herein described. The several catch- 
basins located on the line of the curb shall be raised 
or lowered and adjusted as may be necessary to make 
them conform to the finished surface of said pavement, 
or to said elevations according to whether the major 
part of said catchbasin lies within" or without the line 
of said curb. Catchbasin inlets shall be constructed at 
necessary points in said gutters. The catchbasins not 
located in the gutters sball be connected with said in- 
lets by means of tile pipe of eight (8) inches internal 
diameter laid with the best quality of natural hydraulic 
cement mortar,, composed of one (1) part natural hy- 
draulic cement and two (2) parts clean, sharp sand. 
Said tile pipe shall be straight, smooth and sound, 
thoroughly burned, well glazed, free from lumps and 
other imperfections, and three-fourths of an inch thick. 




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November 5, 1917. 



Said work to be done in a workmanlike manner 
under the superintendence of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of the Board 
of Local Improvements of the City of Ohicago, provid- 
ing for said improvement together with the estimate 
of the cost thereof, including the lawful expenses at- 
tending the same, made by the engineer of said Board 
both hereto attached, be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. Tliat said improvement sihall be made 
and tlic cost thereof, including the lawful expenses at- 
tending the same, be paid by special assessment in ac- 
cordance with an Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local 
Improvements," approved June 14th, A. D., 1897, and 
the amendments thereto and that of said special as- 
sessment, the sum of six thousand three hundred and 
eighty ($6,380.00) dollars, not exceeding five (5) per 
centum of the amount of said assessment as finally de- 
termined after the completion of said improvement in 
accordance with Section 84 of said Act, shall be applied 
toward the payment of the cost of making, levying and 
collecting said special assessment, and of letting and 
executing contracts, advertising, clerical hire, engineer- 
ing and inspection, court costs and deficiency in in- 
terest in the matter of said special assessment, in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of said Act. » 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount herein or- 
dered to.be assessed against the property, and also the 
assessment on each lot and parcel of land therein as- 
sessed shall be divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in such cases made 
and provided, and each of said installments shallbear 
interest at the rate of five per centum per annum ac- 
cording to law until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose of anticipating the 
collection of the second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said improvement, bonds shall 
be issued payable out of said installments bearing in- 
terest at the rate of five per centum per annum, pay- 
able annually, and signed by the Mayor and by the 
President of the Board of Local Improvements, 
countersigned by the City Comptroller and attested by 
the City Clerk under the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be issued in accordance 
with and shall in all respects conform to the provision 
of t'he Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illi- 
nois, entitled "An Act Concerning Local Improvements," 
approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and the amendments 
thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation Counsel be and is 
hereby directed to file a petition in the Circuit, Su- 
perior or County Court of Cook County, Illinois, in the 
name of the City of Chicago, praying that steps may be 
taken to levy a special assessment for said improvement 
in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance and 
in the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
conflicting with this ordinance be and* the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



Marshall Ron!. Municipal Plant: Purchase of Cable. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith, authorizing purchase of cable for the Mar- 
shall boulevard municipal plant. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- , 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A, McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of October 15^ 1917, to enter into a -contract, 
without advertising, with the General Electric Com- 
pany for not to exceed fifteen thousand (15,000) feet 
of 4/0 cable, at a price not in excess of $1,495 per 
foot; the cost to be paid from appropriation account 
501-X-25. 



Transfers of Funds: Dept. of PuWic Service. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing certain transfers of funds in appropria- 
tions for the Department of Public Service. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H, McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 



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November 5, 1917. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 1397 

Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Begram, Long, From Account 33 Y, Commission on 

Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. Liquor Problem 600.00 

J. Lynch, Clark— 61, To an account to be designated 

Nays— None. by the City Comptroller •■ ' 

The following is said order as passsed : for the Committee on Li- 

ppnsp 600.00 

Ordered, .That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 

urer be and they are hereby authorized and directed to department of public works. 

make the following transfers m the appropriations for 

the year 1917 in the Department of Public Service in Bureau of Waste Disposal: 

accordance with the request of the Commissioner of 

Public Service attached hereto: From Account 175 C 2, Supplies. 8,500.00 

From Account 90 A 20, Salaries and wages.$100.00 From Account 175 S 4. Personal 

From Account 90 A 20, Salaries and wages. 100.00 services 4,500.00 

To Account 90 A, Salaries and wages... $100.00 To Account 175 L 1. Fuel and 

To Account 90 A 10, Salaries and wages. 100.00 Power 12,000.00 

To Account 175 T 1, Impersonal 

services 500.00 

Transfers of Funds: Sundry Departments. To Account 175 D 4, Material. . 300.00 

■ Ton To Account 175 E 4, Repairs, 

^'^^°' etc. 200.00 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith, au- Bureau of Engineering. 
thorizing sundry transfers of funds in appropriations. ^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ Advertising 50.00 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to ^^.^^ Account 503 U, Damages, 

pass said order. ^^^ 150.oo 

No request being made by any two aldermen present ^^^^ Account 503 E 20, Repairs, 
to defer consideration of said report for final action ^^^^ 3 qqo.OO 
Ihereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was ah follows : From Account 503 E 22, Repairs, 

etc 750.00 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 

Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, ^McDonough, Nance, From Account 503 F 20, Appa- 

A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, ratus, etc 1,250.00 

Block, Johnson, MoNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, y^om Account 503 E 21, Repairs, 

Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- etc 1,000.00 

guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, . , ^^„ -,,.«„„ ^ 

Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, From Account 503 X 100, Feeder 

Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, ^^^^^ 3,00U.U0 

Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, From Account 503 X 102, Con- 

Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. necting mains 3,000.00 

J. Lynch, Clark— 61. ^^^^ Account 503 X 84, Laying 

;Vai/s— None. mains, etc 3,000.00 

The following is said order as passed: From Account 503 X 101, Installa- 
tion of meter connections 5,000.00 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- • 

urer be and they are hereby authorized and directed to From Account 503 F X 101, Ap- 

make the following transfers in appropriations for the paratus, etc 4,000.00 

year 1917, in accordance with the requests of various To Account 503 H, Printing, 

heads of departments attached hereto : etc 200.00 

DEPARTMENT .OP FINANCE. To .Account 503 D 20, Material 3,250.00 

To Account 503 D 21, Material 2,750.00 

From Account W 22 Q 1, Water 

Pipe Extension certificates $ 200.00 To Account 503 X 81, Extension 

rn A ♦ AT. o. T. r T f ♦ of mains 5,000.00 

To Account W 21 P 4, Interest 

on Water Pipe certificates $ 200.00 To Account 503 X 82, Replacing 

mains, etc 3,000.00 

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. ^ , , _.„ v oo nr • f ^ 

To Account 503 X 83, Mains for 

From Account 30 F 1, Apparatus, circulation 10,000.00 

etc. 297.60 From Account 901 X 16, Clark 

From Account 30 M, Purchases of Street Bridge 15,000.00 

horses 3,000.00 To Account 901 X 7, Lake Street 

To Account 30 F, Apparatus, etc. 3,297.60 Bridge 15,000.00- 



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November 5, 1917. 



ALSO, 

Tlio saino coinmittce submitted the following report, 
whicii was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered publislicd: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

'/'() l/ir Mai/or and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works and Corporation Counsel regarding ordinance 
covering activities of the Bureau of Engineering in 
connection with warehouse and consolidation of shops, 
having had the same under advisemient, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of an ordinance sub- 
mitted herewith (an ordinance authorizing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to purchase supplies and 
equipment for various departments through pipe yards 
and storehouses) [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No 
788]. 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

. ; Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
claims of F. F. Kellogg for sundry persons, Steven 
Smiinote, William Acker, Spencer Adams, J. L. Baker, J. 
J. Barrett, J. Calewski, Josephine Church, M. Conr'oy, 
Chandler, Hildredth & Co. and Mary Fitzgerald, Rose 
Gallagher, Charles D. Gano, P. K. Hardin, Hardin & 
Company, P. Johnson, Clara D. Kaubler, Louis J. 
Laenneke, G. A. Larson, Mrs. L. L. Lav^^ton, H. L. Lind- 
quist, T. W. McGill (H. 0. Stone & Co.), George Nichols,. 
W. L. Peters, Tekla Sandburg, William Sandburg, Anna 
A. Shillestav, Peter Vogt, H. Vranek, Anton Neilson for 
90% refunds of special assessments, (referred October 
1, 1917), having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of an or- 
dinance submitted herewith (an ordinance authorizing 
sundry 90% refunds of special assessments) [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 788]. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(October 1, 1917) request of A. J. Bartels to connect 



with water main of City of Chicago, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to permit the Village of 
Berwyn, under its contract with the City. of Chicago, 
for water, to allow water connection to be mad(3 for the 
benefit of A. J. Bartels of Stickney, Illinois, provide*! 
the water is limited to the use of one applicant and for 
domestic purposes only. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted! , 

John A. Richert, 
Chairman. 



also. 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of claim of Herman C. Krase, account of in- 
fringement of patent in use of wheel locks on the Lake 
Street Bridge, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
•following order: ~ " 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to enter into a contract 
without advertising for and in behalf of the City of 
Chicago with Herman C. Krase, owner of the entire 
right, title and interest in and to United States Letters 
Patent No. 1042238,, granted October 22, 1912, Lock for 
Bascule Bridges, for the use by the City of Chicago of 
said patent lock, said Herman C. Krase to receive for 
the use thereof four hundred dollars ($400.00) for the 
lock now installed in the Lake Street Bridge and the 
sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each and 
every bridge hereafter constructed by tha City of Chil 
oago involving the use of the invention in accordance 
with the attached form of contract prepared by the 
Corporation Counsel; and it is further 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 
urer be and they are hereby authorized upon a proper 
voucher being drawn by the Commissioner of Public 
Works in favor of Herman, C. Krase in the sum of four 
hundred dollars ($400.00) in paym.ent for patent lock 
now- in use in the Lake Street Bridge in accordance 
with contract to pay said voucher and charge the same 
to the appropriation heretofore made for Lake Street 
Bridge under code designation "901 X 7." 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 



' Chairman. 



also, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 



November 5, 1&17. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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3 



Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Comimittee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(October 1, 1917) claim of Burnside Hospital for re- 
fund of hospital license fee, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the Burnside 
Hospital the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars, being 
overpayment made by them for the hospital license for 
the year-1917i and charge same to Account 22 U 2, ap- 
propriations 1917. .; 

This action is taken in accordance with the request 
of the Commissioner of Health and the opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel attached. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, whicih was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller in re lease 
with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Co. for 
site for Wells Street Bridge Operator's House, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to r*eport 
and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public Woi'ks has 
requested that lease be entered into with the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company for a period of ten 
years covering parcel of ground approximately 200 
square feet at the north end of the new Wells Street 
Bridge, to be used as a site for Bridge Operator's 
House: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and hereby is 
authorized and directed to enter into lease with the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company for a 
period of ten years commencing October 1, 1917, cover- 
ing parcel of ground 200 square feet, more or less, on 
the west side of W.ells street at the north end of the 
new Wells Street Bridge, at an annual rental of 
$96.19, to be paid out of the Comptroller's General Rent 
Account 22-K, provided that said lease shall contain a 
clause authorizing its cancellation, upon the city's 
giving sixty day's notice of its intention to cancel same. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



^ohn a. Richert, 

"Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 



Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller in re filling 
vacancies caused by military absentees, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his request of 
October 18, 1917, attached hereto, to fill two junior 
clerk's vacancies in the Special Assessment Division in 
his office, caused by the absence of the former incum- 
bents on military duty, at the rate of not to exceed 
eight hundred forty ($840.00) dollars per annum, 
salaries of said employes to be paid from ■ salvages in 
appropriations for the Comptroller's office.- 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To th& Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Business Agent in re pur- 
chase of corporation ferrules, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Business AgSnt be and he is 
hereby authorized to issue confirming orders on requi- 
sitions E-i9264, E- 192 65- and E-19266, for corporation 
ferrules ordered by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
to cover a shortage of same, which resulted from the 
failure of the A. P. Smith Mfg. Co. to supply and deliver 
such material when needed, and it is further 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase on open order, without adver- 
tising, such additional corporation ferrules as cannot 
be furnished by the A. P. Smith Mfg. Co. on its contract, 
and which will be required by the Commissioner of 
Public Works to complete the 1917 contract. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John A. RrcitBRT, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Fire Marshal in re authority 
to ernploy thirty firemen (pipemen) to fill vacancies 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



November 5, 1917. 



caused by military absentees, having had the same 
imder advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his request of October 
27, 1917, attached hereto, to employ thirty pipemen, 
truckmen and drivers to fill vacancies caused by 
absence of the regular force on military leave, the 
salary of said employes to be paid from salvage in ap- 
propriations for salaries in the Fire Department due to" 
the difference between the city and government pay of 
those absent on military duty, at the rate of seveny-five 
($75.00) dollars per month. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City. Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Fire Marshal in re purchase 
of five rebuilt motors, having had the sam,e under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, from the 
Front Drive Motor Company in Hoboken, N. J., five 
rebuilt motors at a price of not to exceed seven hundred 
fifteen ($715.00) dollars each, expense of same to be 
charged to Account 35 D, appropriations 1917. 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment for additional cost of pressed 
brick for the Howe School Playground Building, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of October 25. 1917, to issue a voucher in favor 
of D. H. Doyle in the amount of $35.20 to cover the 
cost of substituting pressed brick for those specified, 
said amount to apply as an extra on his contract dated 
December 23, 1915, in the sum of, $4,674.00, for con- 
structing office, shelter and sand court buildings at the 
Howe and Gary playgrounds; and the City Comptroller 



and City Treasurer are hereby authorized,-^ and directed 
to expend this amount from the appropriation hereto- 
fore made for this purpose under Account 960 X 41. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, November 3,. 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Health in 
re purchase of two motor ambulances, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized, in accordance with his request of 
October 25, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase, without 
advertising, from the White Company two motor am- 
bulances for the new Contagious Disease Hospital at a 
cost of not to exceed, thirty-five hundred ($3,500.00) 
dollars each, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from the appropriations heretofore made for 
equipment of said hospital. 

Respectfuly submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same comjmittee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(October 15, 1917) claim of John P. Mclnerney for 
wages while absent with the Seventh Regiment, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay to John P. Mclnerney. 
wages withheld during period January 1 to January 
28, 1917, amounting to $82.88, while absent from duty 
as a junior clerk in the Water Pipe Extension Division 
on duty with the Seventh Regiment, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from appropriations 
beretofore made for the Water Pipe Extension Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 



November 5, 1&17, 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



1401 



5 



Chicago, November 3, 1917. 

To 4he Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the General Superintendent of 
Police in re purchase of 10 automobile patrol wagons, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the General Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of October 31, 1917, attached hereto,- to pur- 
chase 10 automobile patrol wagons, without advertising, 
at a cost of not to exceed fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) 
dollars each, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from Account F 30, appropriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. IRichert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(October 15, 1917, page 1247) an order to cancel war- 
rant for collection against St. Patrick's Academy, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel warrant for 
collection No. D 33904 issued against St. Patrick's 
Academy, Oakley and Park avenues, for the annual 
maintenance and operation cost of one private police 
box, from January 1, 1917, to December 31, 1917, in the 
amount of $10.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on' Finance, to whom was referred 
(October ,15, 1917, page 1224) an order authorizing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to lay water supply 
pipes in certain streets, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to lay water mains in the 
f ollowftig street-s : 



On South Sawyer avenue, from south line of West 
56th street north 216 feet; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, 
including hydrants and basins, $341.00. Pays 6c. 

On Natchez avenue, from Belmont avenue to School 
street; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $1,220.00. Three hundred and ninety feet 
pays 6c; balance circulation. 

On Bennett avenue, from East 71st street south 168' 
feet; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $460.00. Account paving. 

On Bloomingdale avenue, from Narragansett avenue 
to Nashville avenue; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, in- 
cluding hydrants and basins, $1,936.00. Pays 6c. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Industries submitted the 
following report: 

CHICAGO, October 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom, was 
referred (March 31, 1916, page 4115) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of that part of South Albany 
avenue lying between West 28th street and the right of 
way of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad; 
also that part of West 28th street lying between South 
Albany avenue and the north-and-south alley west of 
South Albany avenue, Superior Court Commissioner's 
Partition, Section 25-39-13 (James H. Rhodes and Com- 
pany, beneficiary), having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend that said 
ordinance be placed on file. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 



Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular m;eeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges 
submitted the following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Littler, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bi?idges, 
to whom was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1375) an 
•ordinance establishing the westerly dock line of the 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



November 5, igl?. 



Calumet River between East 101st and East 106th 
streets, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to rejJort and recommend the passage, of said 
ordinance [ordinance printed in Pam4)hlet No. 789]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) H. E. Littler, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



License. 



The Committee on License submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 1, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was referred 
(October 29, 1917, page 1378) an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Section 1326 of The Chicago Code of 1911, in 
reference to penalty prescribed for violations of ordi- 
nances regulating meat markets, delicatessen stores, 
poulterers ;and fishmongers, and repealing Sections 
1320., 1322 and parts of Sections 1323 and 1324 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, concerning the conduct of meat 
markets, etc., also repealing ordinances passed April 
27, 1914, and March 28, 1917, licensing and regulating 
meat-food-products establishments, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of ^aid ordinance [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No, 790]. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

John Toman, 
Chairman. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and City Hall submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pretzel, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1367) an order 
directmg issuance of permit to A. H. Andrews Co for 
construction of additional stairways in building at 
107-9 South Wabash avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he IS hereby directed to issue a permit to A H An- 
drews Co., to construct additional stairways in build- 
ing at 107-9 South Wabash avenue, according to sketch 
on file in the ofTice of the Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
^^^Sned) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the following report 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, October 5, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 1, 1917, page 1194) an order 
directing the revocation pf any permit or permits is- 
sued for the erection of an addition or annex to the 
Blackstone hotel building -more than 200 feet in height, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby di- 
rected forthwith to revoke any permit or permits which 
may have been issued by them or their respective de- 
partments to the owners of the Blackstone Hotel for 
the erection of an addition or annex to said hotel 
building which is to be more than 200 feet in height* 
the Btuilding Code of the City of Chicago being specific 
m its prohibition against the erection of any building 
. within the City of Chicago of a greater height than 
200 feet, and the City Council and its Committee on 
Buildings having on several recent occasions refused 
to sanction the issuance of a special permit for the 
erection of buildings more than 200 feet in height or 
the amendment of the Building Code to extend or re- 
move this height limitation. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

George Pretzel, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was .referred (October 15, 1917, page 1251) an order 
directing issuance of permit to S. U. Denney for erec- 
tion of garage 'at 1716 Morse avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following substitute or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a permit 
to S. U. Denney for the erection of a frame auto-shed 
on the rear of lot at 1716 Morse avenue, as per sketch 
attached. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report 
which Was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and or- 
dered published: 



November 5, 1917. 



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1403 



Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1367) an order 
to allow D. D. McCarthy to maintain frame garage as 
constructed at 6959 Indiana avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the. Commissioner of Buildings be and 
lie is hereby directed to allow D. D. McCarthy to main- 
tain frame garage, 18 feet by' 20 feet, as at present 
constructed on premises known as 6959 Indiana ave- 



nue. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid, Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 22, 1917, page 1327) an order 
directing issuance of permit to Rev. F. G. Ostrowski for 
construction of frame dormer windows in building at 
2311 Southport avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Rev. F. G. Ostrowski to 
construct frame dormer windows on premises located 
at 2311 Southport avenue. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



also, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referre'd (October 29, 4917, page 1373) an order 
directing issuance of permit to Peter Props for the 
erection of frame building at 1120 Bryn Mawr avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Building and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Peter Props to erect and maintain a frame 



building 14'x9' on premises known as 1120 Bryn Mawr 
avenue, according to the plans to be submitted to the 
Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1377) an order 
directing issuance of permit to the Trinity Lutheran 
Church for the erection and maintenance of a portable 
church building at 1415-17 Long avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following substitute 
Order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the Trinity Lutheran Church to erect and main- 
tain for a period of two years from the date of the 
passage of this order, a portable frame church building, , 
22 by 40 feet, on premises at 1415-17 Long avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (Octob^ 29, 1917, page 1376) an order 
directing issuance of permit to J. S. Wasmer for erec- 
tion of frame shed at 6704 South Halsted street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, Ttiat the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to J. S. Wasmer for the erec- 
tion of a frame shed 18 feet by 20 feet on the rear of 
premises located at 6704 South Halsted street. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



Health. 



The Committee on Health, to whom had been re- 
ferred (October 15, 1917, page 1223) a communication 
suggesting a co-operative system of delivering milk, 



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November 5, 1917. 



etc., submitted a report i^ecommcnding adoption of a 
rosolutiou submilted tberewith. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in said report and to 
adopt said resolution. 

No reqiiest being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
-tion being put, the vote thereon was. as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliil', Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, - 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, Th_e existing situation as regards the sup- 
ply and price of milk in Chicago is perilous to the 
many thousands of its citizens, and 

Whereas, The wasteful system of distribution adds 
largely and needlessly to the cost to the consumers, 
and 

Whereas, Reasonable prices for the three parties in- 
volved—producers, dealers and consumers— cannot be 
arrived at by the efforts of those parties, and 

Whereas, The seriousness of the situation in view 
of the national crisis demands governmental action; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of the City of Chicago 
calls upon the Food Administrator of Illinois and the 
State Council of Defense for a prompt investigation 
of the facts of the situation and for such action as will 
lead to a speedy and just solution. 



Municipal War Activities. 

The special committee appointed by the Committee 
on Gas, Oil and Electric Light to investigate the needs 
of the City of Chicago for anthracite coal and ooke, 
submitted the following memorandum, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

REPORT ON MUNICIPAL WAR ACTIVITIES, MOBILIZATION AND 
preparedness in cities IN THE UNITED STATES 
OTHER THAN CHICAGO, 

Prepared at the request of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, Aid. 
John Toman, Aid. James B. Bowler, Aid. Wm. J, Healy, 
Aid. Eugene H. Block,, by the Municipal Reference 
Library, 1005 City Hall, Chicago, Frederick Rex, Li- 
brarian. 

NEW YORK CITY, 

The following is a list of committees and other spe- 
cial war activities of departments and bureaus of the 
municipal government of New York City: 



mayor's COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DEFENSE. 

It is the Mayor's wish that all organizations in the 
city co-ordinate their patriotic efforts with and 
through this committee in order to avoid waste of en- 
ergy and duplication of effort. The committee has or- 
ganized and is directing the work of the following sub- 
committees : 

Special Committees — 

Borough of the (Bronx. 
Borough of Brooklyn. 
Borough of Richmond. 
Borough of Queens. 

Sub-co7nmittees — 

Aliens' Committee. 

Census Committee. 

Finance Committee. 

Organization Committee. 

Recruiting Committee. 

Committee on Speakers. 

Committee on Hospital and Medical Facilities. 
Relief Committee — 

To co-ordinate the work of organizations engaged in 
any kind of relief work. It is expected that this com- 
mittee will be increasingly active as the progress of 
the war gives rise to problems of relief. 

Committee on Labor — 

The purpose of this committee is to co-ordinate ex- 
isting employment bureaus so that they may meet 
more perfectly the special -demands growing out of the 
war, to assist in maintaining standards of health and 
efficiency among wage earners, and to consider what- 
ever other labor problems may be referred to it by 
the Mayor or by the Executive Committee. It is work- 
ing in co-operation with a similar committee of the 
Mayor's Committee of Women on National Defense. 

Mayor's Committee of Women on National Defense — 

The function and purpose of this committee is "to 
register all women's organizations in New York City 
interested in war service, to co-ordinate their efforts 
and eliminate unnecessary duplication, and in every 
way possible to direct women's patriotic energies into 
the most useful channels; to suggest and, where de- 
sirable, to initiate new activities." 

Standing Committee on Agriculture — 

SUB-COMMITTEES. 

Bureau of Agricultural Information. 
Sub-committee on Farm Labor. 
Sub-committee on Farm Sites. 

Standing Committee on Aliens — 

Work of this committee is co-ordinate with that 
of Aliens' Committee of the Mayor's Committee on 
National Defense. Aids in adjusting aliens to war 
conditions by furnishing information, legal advice, and 
employment; also holds Americanization meetings. 



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Standing Committee on Food — 

Aims to promote plans of public and private agencies 
for food conservation. 

Joint Committee on Industry and Employment — 

SUB-COMMITTEES. 

Sub-committee on Industry — 

To watch developments in women's industries 
and safeguard child and woman workers under 
new industrial conditions. 

Sub-committee on Employment — 

Has estal)lished a clearing-house among the 
non-commercial employment agencies. 

Standing Committee on Nursing; 

Has undertaken a survey of the nursing resources 
of the city, looking toward the establishment of a bu- 
reau for adjusting trained and volunteer aid, and ef- 
fecting an increase of pupils entering and graduating 
from training schools. 

Standing Committee on Publicity — i 

Speakers to discuss the work df the committee or 
general and special phases of patriotic service may be 
secured through this committee. 

Standing Committee on Finance — 

HOME DEFENSE LEAGUE, POLICE D'EPARTMENT. 

. The Home Defense League is a voluntary body of 
citizens enrolled as an auxiliary Police Force for the 
purpose of relieving and assisting the regular force in 
any great emergency. 

WAR SEftVICE COMMITTEE, BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Placement of Boys on Farms — 

Boys on farms and in camps are in charge of teachers. 
The State will give each boy whose service is satis- 
factory a certificate to that effect and he will be per- 
mitted to wear a chevron. The Government will give 
a bronze badge with the Seal of the United States, un- 
derneath which will be suspended a bar, indicating 
satisfactory service for the year indicated. 

Organization of School Gardens — 

For the organization of farm gardens for elementary 
pupils on large plots of land. 

Organization of Special Courses in Cooking and Serv- 
ing — 

For Organization of Special Courses — 

To illustrate proper methods of preparing simple and 
nutritious dishes. 

On the feeding and care of young children, for the 
purpose of providing helpers from the public schools 
in nurseries, so that, in the event of very large demands 
being made upon the services of working women with 
families of young children, those children may be cared 
for in public departments; 

To provide junior hospital helpers; 



To provide instruction after 3 o'clock p. m., and dur- 
ing the summer for squads of soldiers in cooking in 
large quantities; 

To teach high school pupils to do plain sewing and 
to make surgical dressings, and elementary school girls 
to knit and to do plain sewing. 

State Military Census — 

Census of City Employes — 

mayor's citizens' advisory COMMITTEE. 

This committee was appointed to co-operate with the 
city authorities in preventing disturbances of all kinds 
and to deal with emergencies which may be caused by 
the war, 

COMMITTEE FOR EMPLOYMENT AND RELIEF, 

■ The object of this committee is to secure positions 
for Germans, or American citizens of German descent, 
and to relieve the families of those \vho are suffering 
because of unemployment. 

mayor's COMMITTEE ON FOOD GARDENS. 

Committee on Co-ordination — 

The Committee on Co-ordination is composed of the 
President of the Board of Aldermen, the Park Commis- 
sioner in each Borough, the President of the Board of 
Education, and the Police Commissioner. 

MAYORS COMMITTEE ON FOOD SUPPLY. 

This committee was appointed on August 13, 1914, 
to investigate the rise of food prices following the 
outbreak of the European war. During the latter half 
of 1914 a campaign for the education of the purchasing 
public was conducted. It has co-operated with Gov- 
ernor Whitman's Market Commission and the Wicks 
Legislative Committee in issuing (Jan. 3, 1917) a Joint 
Report on Foods and Markets. In the spring of 1917 
the committee issued a "Garden Primer" and handbills 
on rice, beans and cereal foods. Recently it has been 
actively engaged in stimulating food production up 
state. 

PUBLIC WORKS MOBILIZATION BOARD. 

This board was appointed by the Mayor, who request- 
ed it "to list all physical public works projected by the 
Public Service Commission, the City Government, and 
the Board of Water Supply; to determine their order of 
urgency; to ascertain the present available amount of 
labor, and to obtain the postponement of a sufficient 
amount of less urgent work to permit the most press- 
ing to go forward at full speed." 

The board is composed of 22 members,^ various city 
departments being represented. On the request of the 
Mayor, the large public utility companies assigned rep- 
resentatives to attend meetings of the board and to co- 
operate with it. 

On the basis of an investigation made by the Execu- 
tive Committee, a program was worked out for han- 
dling industrial emergencies, including violence result- 
ing to public works, and also such conditions as might 
require sudden mobilizing of large groups of laborers, 
with the necessary supervising force, materials, etc. 



^HIM 



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NovembeT 5, 1917. 



FARM I.ABOU COMMITTEE OP THE CITY AND STATE OF 
NEW YORK. 

Tlio objtHtl of this coimnittec is to assist in supplying 
rarinoi's in the nine soutlioasLern counties of tlie State 
witii experienced farm laborers, by co-ordinating the 
efforts of the principal non-commercial employment 
agencies, such as the City's Public Employment Bu- 
reau, the State Public Employment Bureaus, and the 
United States Department of Labor. Requests for help 
ordinarily reach the committee through the County 
Agent,- representing the State Food Supply Commis- 
sion. . 

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT B-UREAU. 

The Public Employment Bureau, besides co-operating 
with many of the above committees, has had oppor- 
tunity to co-operate with State and Federal military 
and naval authorities by supplying mechanics, labor- 
ers, and clerical workers for training camps and navy 
yards. 

mayor's COMMITTEE ON LIBERTY LOAN. 

This committee formulated plans enabling each city 
employe to participate in the Liberty Loan to the ex- 
tent of his ability, subscriptions being tabulated in such 
a way that the records of departments could be com- 
pared on a percentage basis. ^ 

CLEVELAND, OHIO. 

The City Council of Cleveland on April 16, 1917, 
passed an ordinance which has for its object the con- 
trol of food prices. It provides for the appointment of 
a food commission with power to buy food and coal 
and other necessities and resell them to the residents,' 
The ordinance in part is as follows : 

"Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Cleve- 
land, State of Ohio: Section 1. That whenever in the 
opinion of the Mayor of the city there exists an emer- 
gency by reason of which the .inhabitants of the city 
are unable to obtain in the ordinary course of trade, 
at reasonable prices, the necessities of life, including 
food and coal, and said Mayor shall have certified to 
the Council in writing, the existence of said emergency, 
said Mayor is hereby authorized to appoint a food com- 
mission composed of the director of law, director of 
finance, and director of public service, who shall have 
power to expend money appropriated by the Council 
for the purpose of the necessities of life, including food 
and coal, and said commission may resell said articles 
to any inhabitants of the city at such price, and in such 
quantity and in such manner as in their judgment may 
seem proper, wise and expedient, and in the best in- 
terests of the city. And whenever the Mayor shall file 
with said commission notice in writing that the said 
emergency no longer exists, then such commission shall 
at once wind up its affairs and dispose of any stock on 
hand. Said commission shall select one of its members 
as chairman and another as secretary and shall appoint 
such necessary employes and at such salaries as shall be 
determined by the board of control. An accurate rec- 
ord of the transactions of said commission shall be kept 
and a weekly report made to the Council." 



TOLEDO, OHIO. 

A resolution instructing the law department "to pre- 
pare legislation providing for the regulation and licens- 
ing of all commission houses and brokers dealing for 
future sales in food products within the city," was 
adopted by the City Council of Toledo on June 17, 1917. 
Councilman Mulholland, who introduced the measure, 
explained that a similar ordinance had recently been •■ 
enacted in Cleveland and that other cities are consid- 
ering like action in view of the extremely high cost of 
food products. The resolution declared that "for years 
the people's food has been in the hands and at the 
mercy of speculators, brokers, commission houses and 
gamblers in the people's food. Wie believe the ex- 
tremely high cost of living has been brought about by 
manipulation of speculators, and that it is the plain 
duty of this municipality to at once take steps to prop- 
erly regulate and safeguard the handling of the peo- 
ple's food within this commonwealth, for the period of 
the war, at least." 

A resolution was also passed by the City Council pro- 
viding for a fine and workhouse sentence as a penalty 
for carrying off or destroying growing crops._ The ac- 
tion was taken as a protective measure for the benefit 
of Toledo's citizen farmers. It was shown that other 
cities have taken similar steps for the protection of 
war gardens, it being pointed out that in New York City 
a proclamation has been issued by the Mayor warning 
thieves that the full penalty of the law will be asked 
in all cases of convictions for stealing garden truck or 
injuring growing plants. The law in New York City 
imposes a penalty of $500 fine or one year in the peni- 
tentiary for the offense. 

COLUMBUS, OHIO. 

Columbus is making a better record for food con- 
servation than any other city in the country, if gar- 
bage collections are taken as a criterion, according to 
an announcement made by the United States food ad- 
minstration, which issued a report on the volume of 
garbage collected and quantity of grease extracted in 
69 American cities with an aggregate population of 
about 32,000,000. The report says Columbus shows the 
greatest improvement both on the basis of tons and per- 
centage recovered at Columbus. 

The City Council of Columbus recently adopted a res- 
olution giving the service director power to grant the 
use of streets to churches, clubs, civic organizations or 
associations of citizens, and eliminating necessity of 
adoption of a resolution by the City Council for each 
request. The service director accordingly will grant per- 
mits for the use of a street as a community war mar- 
ket upon the filing of a petition bearing five signatures 
of residents of the proposed market neighborhood. 

HULL, MASS. 

The city of Hull, Mass., has a herd of 325 hogs, which 
are turning garbage into pork and providing a cheaper 
disposal of waste than was possible under the former 
garbage reduction methods. .Hull's municipal or com- 
munity piggery has been undertaken in response to ap- 
peals for more meat production, and officials of the 
United States Department of Agriculture and of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College report the system as 
practical. The town's committee of public safety ad- 
vanced the money to buy the young pigs, which were 



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sold again at cost to citizens. The land for pasturing 
and housing the hogs was given free, so the only cost 
was two large hog houses. One man feeds and manages 
the entire herd. Each day the uneaten garbage is taken 
away before any more is fed; all hogs are inoculated 
against cholera and are kept under sanitary conditions. 
When the hogs are ready for market the unit cost of 
care and feeding will be shared equally by the owners, 
and this sum plus the original cost of the pig will be 
the only expense to the owners. 

LANSING, MICH. 

After nine months of operation of the municipal pig- 
gery the city now has 100 pigs in its pens and its 
debt upon the establishment has been reduced from 
$2,000 to $1,300. The stock is valued at over $4,000. 
An effort is made to secure pigs which weigh between 
50 and 100 pounds. With hogs selling for 14 cents a 
pound the city's profit upon one pig for the average 
period in which it is retained at the piggery would be 
$12.60. Furthermore, prior to the establishment of the 
piggery the disposing of the city garbage by burial was 
costing the city lipproximately $100 more a month. 

BOSTON, MASS. ^ 

The Boston City Council of February 26, 1917, passed 
an order for the appointment of a Committee on Pre- 
paredness. Mayor Curley in. a message to the Council 
on March 2, referring to the appointment of a commit- 
tee to devise ways and means to remedy the present 
serious problem of the high cost of the necessities of 
life, stated that a bill had been drafted, which, if adopt- 
ed by the Legislature, would give authority to the city 
to engage in the purchase, sale and distribution of the 
necessities of life. 

Out of 354 cities and towns in the state of Massachu- 
setts, 325 have their local food production committee, 
according to a statement from the sub-committee on 
food supply in the state house of the general Massa- 
chusetts committee on public safety. It seems to the 
committee quite feasible for other cities to follow the 
plant of having high school girls, under supervision, 
work at a charge of 15 cents an hour for their labor in 
canning whatever garden products are brought in by 
them. 

MUNICIPAL GOAL YARDS. 

The city of Denver, Col., is meeting the problem of 
coal shortage and excessive coal prices, by leasing three 
coal mines. Contracts have been made with operators 
of three lignite mines. The city has shipped machin- 
ery and other material necessary to the development of 
some of the mines in the northern fields, so that the out- 
put may be increased without further delay. These 
advances on the part of the administration are refunded 
beginning with the first carload of coal shipped from 
the mines, on a royalty basis. They will obviate the 
necessity for large financial investment and insure the 
rapid development of the mines, all of which are pro- 
ducing more than 100 tons a day at this time. All of 
the contracts for coal were entered into with independ- 
ent miners, and the city has arranged to purchase the 
output at a stated figure at the mine. The contract for 
delivery will relieve the city of establishing municipal 
yards at this" time, and shift some of the responsibility 



of actually filling the orders to one. The provisions of 
the contracts therefore, relieve the city from actually 
going into the business of mining at this time, or of 
aptually delivering the coal with city teams, but give 
the consumer the advantage of obtaining coal at the 
actual price. Within three days 1,300 tons were or- 
dered by consumers and about 1,000 families have 
availed themselves of Mayor Speer's plan. Commis- 
sioner George A. Levy is at the head of the coal de- 
partment and deliveries have been rapid. Four offices 
are in operation for the receipt of orders. Only those 
families of moderate means who would find difficulty 
in meeting the high prices of retailers are to be served 
at present and the price is $4.15 a ton. 

Former Mayor Brann of Lewiston, Me., has submitted 
the figures for the municipal coal yard and they show 
that the sales have amounted to $16,581, and the ex- 
penses come within $37 of that sum, giving a profit of 
some 2 cents on a ton; 1,716 tons of coal were sold on 
3,018 ordered. Nearly $3,000 came in to the public 
works department for trucking done on this coal. The 
yards opened New Year's day and were closed early in 
March of this year. 

The city of Bluefield, W. Va., has established a mu- 
nicipal coal yard and is selling fuel to residents at $4.30 
a ton. The coal is being shipped regularly from the 
Clinch valley and the Pocahontas fields. The new yard 
is of sufficient size to meet all demands. ,The city is 
charging for the delivery according to distance, and 
after discussion the Council , decided that the yard 
would be run so that there would be'no profits. 

Following constantly rising prices charged by local 
dealers the city commission of Omaha decided to estab- 
lish municipal coal yards, and they are now in success- 
ful operation. Coal is shipped from Montgomery coun- 
ty, llinois, and is being sold at the asphalt plant and at 
another city yard. Offices are in the city hall. The 
yards are being run on a cash basis, and efforts are 
made to have consumers buy direct from the cars. 

The City Council of Portland, Ore., has authorized 
the establishment of a municipal fuel yard. Fuel 
amounting to 50,000 cords of cord wood and 20,000 cords 
of slab wood and 10,000 tons of coal are to be offered 
first, whenever a shortage makes it necessary at the 
beginning of next year. It is proposed to invest about 
$65,000 to begin with. 

The city of Frankfort, Ky., has quit the coal busi- 
ness, the last three cars of coal having been disposed of, 
according to an announcement by Mayor Rupert in 
April, 1917. The advent of warm weather, he said, had 
witnessed a great decrease in the number of orders re- 
ceived at the office of the City Clerk. City teams that 
have been in use in hauling coal have been turned over 
to the work of the spring clean-up and other service. 
The municipal coal market was inaugurated last win- 
ter when local merchants announced an increase in 
the price of coal to 25 cents on the bushel. The city 
sold the fuel at 19 cents. During the time that the 
city was in the coal business it sold over 50 cars of 
coal. 

It is reported that the cities of Terre Haute, Ind., 
Two Harbors, Minn., and Kalamazoo, Mich., have estab- 
lished municipal coal yards. 

City Attorney Scarlett of Columbus, Ohio, who has 
been looking into the legal- phase of the suggestion of 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



November 5, 1917. 



Governor Cox to Mayor Karb that the city purchase 
coal, store it at fire engine houses, and retail it to 
persons who are unable to get coal from other sources, 
says that while there is no provision in Ohio law by 
which a city may use funds of the city in this kind of 
an enterprise, it might be permissible in the face of a 
coal famine such as now faces Columbus. Mayor Karb 
has the matter under consideration and may in a few 
days submit a recommendation relative to the plan to 
the City Council. It would be necessary, in case it is 
decided to try out the plan, for the City Council to ap- 
propriate the necessary funds. 

The cities of the state of Michigan will be given an 
opportunity to approve a constitutional amendment 
permitting them to establish municipal coal yards, ac- 
cording to a resolution passed by the Legislature at its 
last session. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen; and Special 
Assessment, Improvement and Repealing Ordinances 
Submitted by the Board of Local Improvements 
(Said Matters Having Been Presented in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the First Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Ault & Wiborg Ink Co. to erect and maintain a board 
sign, 3 feet bj 3 feet, across sidewalk adjoining prem- 
ises at 705 South Fifth avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Lidovsky to erect and maintain a wooden 
sign, 4 feet by 4 feet, across sidewalk adjoining prem- 
ises at 607 South Fifth avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements 
be and it is hereby ordered to stay the sidewalk im- 
provement on South Wabash avenue from the south 
line of East 18th street to the north line of East 20th 
street. (Petition attached.) 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Washington Shirt Company to erect and maintain 
temporary floral canopies during the month of De- 
cember, 1917, in front of premises situate'and known 
as 243 South Dearborn street, 103 North Dearborn 
street, 153 West Madison street, and 58 East Monroe 
street. Said canopies shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. Said permit shall be 
issued subject to the revocation by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Wolf and Co. to erect and maintain temporary 
canopy during the month of December, 1917, in front 
of premises known as No. 27 and 29 South Clark 
Street. Said canopy shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. Said permit shall be 
issued subject to the revocation of the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to Hansell-Elcock Company to 
maintain and operate a narrow gauge track across 
West 23rd place, east of Archer avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad, a cor- 
poration, to pave with concrete the sidewalk space 
on the east side of Federal street fr^m the south line 
of Taylor street to the north line of West 12th street; 
said permit to be issued and work to be done accord- 
ing to the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 
1913, governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Fred DeLuca to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 605 South Fifth 
avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
R. Sparacio to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 637 South Fifth 
avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Anderson presented an ordinance licensing and 
regulating the conduct of wholesale junk shops or junk 
yards, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Anderson presented an ordinance licensing and 
regulating the wholesale selling of malt liquors. 

Aid. Toman moved to refer said ordinance to the 
Committee on License. 

Aid. Anderson moved to refer said ordinance to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The question being put on the motion to refer said 
ordinance to the Committee on Judiciary, the motion 
was lost, by yeas and nays as follows : 



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Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Hickey, Nance, A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, 
Kerner, Maypole, Touhy, iR. H. McGormick, Bauler, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Link, Watson, Adamowski, Littler, 
Hrubec, Pegram, Long, Fisher — 26. 

Nays — Richert, Doyle, Cross, Woodhull, Block, John- 
son, McNichols, K'laus, Krumdick, GuUerton, Novak, 
Home, Ahern, Smith, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Healy, Franz, 
Fick, Walker, Ellison, Roeder, O'Toole, Hazen, Toman, 
Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 28. 

The question being put on the motion to refer said 
ordinance to the Committee on License, the motion 
prevailed. 

Aid. Anderson presented a claim of F. E. Mueller 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the north side of East 38th street from 
Prairie ayenue to Indiana avenue. • 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Norris, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A, A, McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumaick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McGormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid, Schwartz presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to grant 
free use of water to the Chicago and Cook County 
School for Boys, located in West 22nd street, be- 
tween Harlem and Desplaines avenues. Said order 
to take effect from September 14, 1916. Said amount 
to be decreased from the bills for water furnished to 
the City of Berwyn. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Time Fixed for Next Succeeding Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordinance fixing the time 
for the next succeeding regular meeting of the Council. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion preaviled, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 



A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McGormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular meeting of the 
City Council to be held after the meeting held Novem- 
ber 5, 1917, be and the samie is hereby fixed to be held 
on Monday, November 19, 1917, at 2 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordinance amending an or- 
dinance passed June 29, 1917, providing for contingent 
appropriation of $150,000.00 for' public benefits in 12th 
street improvement from unclaimed rebate fund. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H, McGormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled Unclaimed Rebate 
Fund: Contingent Appropriation ($150,000.00) for 
Public Benefits in 12th Street Improvement, passed 
June 29, 1917, p. 907. 

Be it ordained by the City. Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance entitled "Unclaimed 
Rebate Fund: Contingent Appropriation ($150,000.00) 
for Public Benefits in 12th Street Improvement", passed 
June 29, 1917, and published on page 907 of the Pro- 
ceedings of that date, be and the same is hereby 
amended by adding thereto a new section to be known 
as Section la, such new section to read as follows: 

"Section la. Any part of said sum of $150,000.00 
that shall remain in the warrant after all obligations 
have been met shall be returned to said 'Unclaimed 
Rebate Fund.' " 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



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Nov&mb&r 5, 1917. 



Aid. Richert presented an ordinance amending an or- 
dinance passed October 22, 1917, authorizing transfers 
of funds and purchase of supplies for the Contagious 
Disease Hospitals and Isolation Hospital. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance heretofore passed by 
this Council on October 22, 1917, and shown at pages 
1334 to 1336 inclusive of the Council Proceedings of 
that date, making transfers of funds and authorizing 
the purchase of supplies by the Department of Health, 
be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the 
end of Section 2 the following words : "provided no ar- 
rangement shall be made or su6h supplies shall be a'b- 
cepted without the approval of the Chairman of the 
Committtee on Finance". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented a resolution relieving the 
London & Lancashire Indemnity Company of Amierica 
from all further liability under its bond of January 11, 
1917, on behalf of Herman F. Schuettler, General 
Superintendent of Police. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said resolution. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt said resolution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, ElHson, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Naijs — ^None. , 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, The London and Lancashire Indemnity 
Company of America has heretofore on the 11th day of 
Janaury, 1917, executed and filed the official bond in 



the penalty of $25,000 on behalf of Herman F. 
Schuettler as General Superintendent of Police in and 
for the City of Chicago; and. 

Whereas, The said London and Lancashire In- 
demnity Company of America has now executed and 
filed a new official bond in the penalty of $25,000 on 
behalf of the said Herman F. Schuettler, General 
Superintendent of Police, effective October 1, 1917; now, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
that the London and Lancashire Indemnity Company of 
America be and is hereby relieved from all further 
liability under its former bond on behalf of the said 
H^erman F. Schuettler, General Superintendent of 
Police, from and after the 1st day of October, 1917. 

Aid. Richert presented a resolution directing the 
Committee on Finance to send a delegation to wait upon 
His Excellency, Governor Lowden, with a view of calling 
a special meeting of the State Legislature to give the 
city absolutely necessary financial relief. 

Aid. Richert moved- to adopt said resolution. 

Aid. Rodriguez moved to amend said resolution by 
inserting after the fourth paragraph thereof the fol- 
lowing language: 

"Whereas, Funds should be available to meet with 
emergencies arising because of the lack of food and fuel 
among large numbers of our citizens, and the ex- 
orbitant prices of the same,". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the motion to adopt said 
resolution, as amended, the motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H.- McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson,! 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostnet, Thos, 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays- — ^None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is facing a shortage 
of revenues for Corporate purposes due to the failure 
of the renewal of a number of saloon and miscellaneous 
licenses and the loss to the city through adverse court 
decisions in regard to the tax levy, one item of which 
alone amounts to more than $600,000; and 

Whereas, The situation arisen on account of war 
' conditions has necessitated the detailing of approxi- 
mately 500 policemen to special purposes and the re- 
quests of the Department of Police for 1,000 additional 
patrolmen, and the necessity for 500 additional firemen 
for the adequate protection of the city; and 

Whereas, The City of Chicago has adopted a policy 
of paying more than 400 employes who have already 
entered the military service in the defense of their 
country the difference between their government pay 



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and their city pay, which number will probably be aug-- 
mented as the war continues, and 

Whereas, There have been already many petitions 
and demands made by city employes for increased com- 
pensation in order to meet the necessities of life; and 

Whereas, .Funds should be available to meet with 
emergencies arising because of the lack of food and 
fuel among large .numbers of our citizens, and the 
exorbitant prices of the samle; 

Whereas, Materials and supplies of every character 
used for the operation and maintenance of the city's 
activities have increased in cost beyond all expecta- 
tions; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on Finance be directed 
to send a delegation to wait upon his Excellency, 
Governor Lowden, with a view of 'calling a special 
meeting of the State Legislature to give the City abso- 
lutely necessary relief. 

Aid. Richert presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Decorators' Supply Company to maintain and oper- 
ate, as now constructed, a scale in the roadway on 
Leo street adjoining the premises located at the 
southeast corner of Archer avenue and Leo street, in 
accordance with plans ahd specifications to be filed 
with and approved by the said Commissioner of 
Public Works, upon the filing of the application and 
bond and payment of the initial compensation pro- 
vided for by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the claim of Kalvern, Stern & Froh- 
man, placed on file June 25, 1917, be taken from file 
and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Ordered, That the claim of Anton Martin, placed 
on file October 15, 1917, be taken from file and re- 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on October 15, 1917, and shown at pages 1281 
and 1282 of the Council Proceedings of that date, 
authorizing sundry rebates of water rates, be and 
,the same is hereby amended as follows : By striking 
out of the fourth line from the bottom of the right- 
hand column of page 1281 the figures "10.63" and 
inserting in lieu thereof the figures "7.98". 

Aid. Riohert presented a claim of Arthur B. Cody for 
a refund of license fee, .claims of G. & W. Electric 
Specialty Company, Leon J. Klein, Charles W. Trumbull 
and John J. Wall for rebates of water rates, and claims 
of Peter Corcoran, John A. Holmstrand, Christ Olson, 
H. 0. Stone & Co. and Ellen J. Wilson for refunds of 
90% of special assessments for water supply pipes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hickey presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
T. Bucsjski (D. White & Co. contractors) to con- 
struct and maintain a driveway across the sidewalk 
in front of premises known as 906 East 31st street; 



said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the terms of 
an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McDonough and Doyle presented an order 
directing that Peter Andruski be permitted to maintain 
and occupy flat in basement of building at 4428 South 
Whipple street, and an order directing that Andrew 
Cieniawski be permitted to maintain and occupy flat 
in basement of building at 443G South Whipple street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the following resolution, which 
was, on motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, It is reported on good authority that 
several tons of vegetables, some of which are in a 
good state of preservation, have been consigned to a 
dump or are in cars on a siding in the vicinity of 
West Chicago, and 

Whereas, Evidence that foodstuffs are wasted on 
a stupendous scale have been unearthed by rep- 
respentatives of the Police Department of the City 
of Chicago, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of the City of 
Chicago commends the activities of the Federal 
Government in its investigation of the matter of 
food wastage, and pledges the hearty co-operation 
- and assistance of all municipal agencies to such an 
end. 

Aid. Nance presented an ordinance prohibiting the 
employmont of children in soliciting funds on the 
streets and public places of the city, which M^as 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Nance presented a olaim of Gabe Kussel for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for cement 
sidewalks on both sides of Kenwood avenue from East 
55tli street to East 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Nance, said 
estimate was- approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 



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November 5, 1917. 



Ilea Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, KosLner, Thos. Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 

J. Lynch, Clark— 61. Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 

" »T TVT^.,^ J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None, ^/ '., 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 



An ordinance providing for the construction of ce- 
ment is'idcwalks on both sides of Woodlawn avenue 
from East 57(h street to East 59Lh street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. A. Mc- 
Cormiek, said ordinance was passsed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifT, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, MeDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fetzer presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Con^issioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Standard Oil Co., to construct and maintain a' 
driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 6401-5 Cottage. Grove avenue; said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorized to 
be done in accordance with the terms of an ordi- 
nine passed July 28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Contmissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Standard Oil Co., to construct and maintain a 
. driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 801-11 E. 64th street; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the northwesterly side of East 72nd street 
from Colesi avenue to Exchange avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kimball, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas-^Conghhn, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz,. 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, MeDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the Circuit Supply Company to 
maintain and operate a railroad switch track across 
Muskegon avenue, south of East 82nd street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Cross presented an order directing that Joseph 
Sadowski be permitted to occupy building at 8834 
Commercial avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Woodhull presented the following resolution: 

Whereas, This Council has learned with regret 
and sorrow of the death of John S. Derpa, who 
served in this body from 1906 to 1908 and from 1910 
to 1912; therefore be it 

Resolved, That in the death of John S. Derpa the 
City of Chicago has lost a valuable citizen, who 
served the city as a faithful and efficient public ser- 
vant; and, be it further 

Resolved, That in recognition of his services 
these resolutions be spread upon the records of the 
City Council and that a copy thereof, suitably en- 
grossed, be presented to the bereaved family as a 
memorial of our heartfelt sympathy. 

Aid. Woodhull moved to adopt the foregoing reso- 
lution. 

The motion. was carried unanimously by a rising 
vote. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for water ser- 
vice pipes in Clyde avenue between East 92nd street 
and East 93rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cross, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas- Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ili£f, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, MeDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
-Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt Stony Island 
avenue from East 79th street produced east and South 
Chicago avenue to East 83rd street. 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodliull, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

yea5_Coughlin, Kenna, Nbrris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
iliff, Richert, Rickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented the following resolut^ion, which 
was, on motion, duly adopted: 

WHEREAS; A great number of soldiers and sailors 
now in training and in active service from time to 
time get leave to visit their families and friends, 
and 

Whereas, This desire to see and visit relatives 
^ and friends has been generously responded to by 
the army and navy officials, and 

Whereas, Full fare is now exacted from them by 
all railroads which is a flnancial hardship on a great 
number of our boys: therefore, be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Council to 
request the State Council of Defense to take up with 
railroad companies the question of allowing half 
rates to soldiers and sailors to and from the can- 
tonments once a month; and be it further 

Resolved, That the City Clerk forward a copy of 
^ this resolution to the said State Council of Defense. 

Aid. Block and Johnson presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Cono/missioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Hillstrom & Hillstrom to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk in' front of premises 
known as 22-24 E. 111th place; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of drivewaysi 

Ordered, That the Convrnissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Morava Construction Company to pave tho side- 
walk space on the west side of Stewart avenue, be- 
ginning at a point 685 feet south of the center line 
of West 83d street and extending a distance of 163 
feet 6 inches south, according to the plan shown on 
the attached blue print, which for greater clearness, 
is hereby made a part of this order; said permit to 
be issued and woi'k to be done according to the pro- 
visions! of the ordinance of July 28th, 1913, govern- 
ing' the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Aid. Johnson presented the following order, which 
was, on ^motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install and 
and maintain two street lamps on Maryland avenue 
between East 83rd and East 84th streets. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance providing for the construction of a cement side- 
walk on the east side of South Green ■ street from 
West 120th street 578.75 ft. south of West 120th 
street. 

■ By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, ^ McDonough, Nance, 
A, A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdjck, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for wa- 
ter service pipes in South Michigan avenue between 
East 101st street and East 105th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
system of tile pipe sewers in the following streets: 
north side of East 93rd street from west side of Stony 
Island avenue to Jeffery avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 



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Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'TooIe, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaclson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lyneh, Clark — 61. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on both sides of South State street from 
East and West 95th street to East and West 103rd 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, Johnson, 
said (>stimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and' nays as follows': 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole,' Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



Aid. Klaus presented an order for paving with brick 
an alley in the block bounded by South Racine avenue, 
Fisk street, West 17th street and West 18th street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols presented orders for paving with 
brick the following alleys : 

Alley in the block bounded by Laflin street, South 
Ashland avenue, West 12th street and Washburne 
avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by South Ashland ave- 
nue. South Paulina street. West 12th street and 
Washburne avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by Loomis street, Laf- 
lin street. West 12th street and Washburne avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by Throop street, 
Loomis street. West 12th street and Washburne ave- 
nue; 

Alley in the block bounded by South Racine ave- 
nue, Lytle street, West 12th street and Washburne 
avenue ; 

Alley in the block bounded by Lytle street, Throop 
street. West 12th street and Washburne avenue, and 

Alley in the block bounded by South Paulina 
street, South Wood street, West 12th street and 
Washburne avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Klaus presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Comlmissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Riley, Schubert, Grossman Co. to construct and main- 
tain a driveway across the sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises known as 1511 Laflin street; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Krumdick presented an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Section 1343 of The Chicago Code of 1911, and 
for adding to said Code Section 1344%, in reference 
to the licensing and regulation of offal scavengers, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the General Superintendent of Police be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a permit to the Polish 
Citizens' Club of St. Adelbert's Parish to solicit con- 
tributions on the sidewalk space in front of St. Adel- 
bert's Church, 1710 South Paulina street, Sunday 
morning, November 11, 1917, between the hours of 
8:00 and 12:00 o'clock A. M., the money collected to 
be used for purchase of Christmas packages and yarn 
for knitting of wearing apparel for the soldier boys 
- drawn from the neighborhood of said church. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner presented a claim of a Mr. Schradel for 
reimbursement of cost of repairing sewer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Home presented an ordinance for amendment 
of Section 1011 of The Chicago Code of 1911, and for 
adding to said Code Section 1011%, in reference to the 
licensing and regulation of private scavengers, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee, on License. 

Aid. Home and Ahem presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Frank Gazzolo' to maintain and operate as now con- 
structed a canopy over the sidewalk in North West- 
ern avenue, to be attached to the building or struc- 
ture located at northwest -corner of North Western 
avenue and West Madison street, in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be filed with the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and Chief of Fire Prevention 
and Public Safety, said canopy not to exceed 16 feet 
in length nor 14 feet in width, upon the filing of the 
appHcation and bond and payment of the initial 
compensation provided for by ordinance. 



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FOURTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Smith and Maypole presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Contmissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Goldblatt Bros, to string and maintain a canvas sign, 
for 30 days across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1617 W. Chicago avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Maypole and Smith presented a claim of James 
J, Ryan for a refund of license fee, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the following order, which 
,was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the order heretofore passed on Octo- 
ber 15, 1917, and published in the Council Proceed- 
ings, page 1239 of that date, is hereby repealed and 
the matter therein in question referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

.Aid. Rodriguez presented a claim of a Mr. Schulman 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented an order for widening the 
north-and-south alleys between North Albany avenue, 
North Troy street. West Grand avenue and the C, M. 
& St. P. R. R., which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Kaindl presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Comimissioner of Public Works, 
bp and he is hereby directed to- issue a permit to 
Frank Janas to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 1321 North 
Ashland avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to terminati(^n -by the 
Mayor at any tim(^ in his discretion. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Dr. A. J. Granat to maintain a projecting board feign 
at 1411 Milwaukee avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained' in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Fidelia Wise to maintain and operate as now con- 
structed a canopy over the sidewalk in Milwaukee 
avenue to be attached to the building or structure 
located at 1455-57 Milwaukee avenue, in accord- 
ance with plans and specifications to be filed with 
the Commissioner of Public Works and approved by 
the Commissioner of Buildings and Chief of Fire 
Prevention and Public Safety, said canopy not to 
exceed -44 feet in length nor 14 feet in width, upon 
the filing of the application and bond and payment 
of the initial compensation provided for by ordinance. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid Healy presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
S. Baron to erect and maintain at 2166 Ogden ave- 
nue a board sign 3'x7' projecting from building. 
Said sign shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mrs. Fannie E. Farrar to maintain a driveway on 
the west side of South Jefferson street, 50 feet south 
of West Jackson boulevard; said permit to be isfeued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Comimissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Hockaday Company to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1823 Carroll avenue; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Standard Oil Co., to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 101-9 N. Green street; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

Aid Touhy presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Cnmimissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Kelly-Roth Company to erect, and maintain for 60 
days, two "muslin signs, 4 feet by 5 feet, and 12 feet 
by 3 feet, respectively, over the sidewalk in front 
of premises at 901-911 West Jackson boulevard. 
Said signs shall be erected and maintained in ac- 



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November 5, 1917. 



cordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with bituminated concrete the alleys between 
West Madison street, West Monroe street. South Hoyne 
avenue and South Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Healy, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Hofne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Ficfe, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'TooIe, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a ce- 
ment sddewalk on the east side of South Wood street 
from West Madison street to Arcade place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion . of Aid. Touhy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None, 



NINETEENTH WABO. 

Aid. Bowler presented a claim of owner of premises 
known as 1017 South ^Morgan street for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the north side of West 12th street from 
South Halsted street to South Ashland boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bowler, 
said estimate, was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas—Gonghlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A, A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 



guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R, H. McCormick„ Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61, • ' 

Nays — None, 



TWENTIETH WARD, 

Aid, Franz and Fick preented the following orders, 
which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Dr, A, Leonard Yuska to erect and maintain a board 
sign i'x5' projecting from the building at 731 W. 
18th street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Dr. A, Leonard Yuska to erect and maintain a board 
sign 1^x5' projecting from the building at 1900 South 
Halsted street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with- all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at atiy 
time in his discretion. 

Aid, Franz and Fick presented a claim of Samuel H, 
Mided for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Walker presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of B'uildings be 
. and he is hereby directed to allow George B, Carpen- 
ter & Company to maintain as now constructed two 
wire signs which extend over sidewalk at 430 to 
440 Wells street, and at 340 West Grand avenue, 
Said signs shall be maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Building Department, 
This privilege shall be subject ig termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Nick Davis to maintain a portable stand at the edge 
of the sidewalk in front of 71 West Chicago avenue. 
Said stand shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

- Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Erie Amusement Company to string, and maintain for 
30 days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front 
of 641 North Clark street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and reg- 



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ulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall he subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented a claim of Charles 
J. Johnson for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of cement side- 
walks on both .sides of Judson street from Blackhawk 
street to Eastman street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Al'd. Bauler, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horhe, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 0' Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, ■ 

A recommendation; estimate and ordinance for a ce^- 
ment sidewalk on both sides of Willow street- from 
Clybourn avenue to Kingsbury street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Ellison, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormicJ^, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, 'Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Wallace presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to M. L. Cogswell to extend rear porch on 
building at 2739 Best avenue, and" an order directing 
that C. E. Smith be permitted to maintain shed at 525 
Grant place, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



Aid. Roeder and Haderlein presented an order for 
opening High street from Diversey parkway to Drum- 
mond place, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of 4 cement 
sidewalk on the north side of Fullerton avenue from 
North Ashland avenue to Clybourn avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, -Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark- 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the north side of Garfield avenue 
from Osgood street to Seminary avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 'Roeder, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ah6rn, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile pipe 
sewer in Buena avenue from; Clarendon avenue to 
Sheridan road, 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. Link, 
deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordina'nce for 
curbing, grading and paving with asphalt Catalpa ave- 
nue from Sheridan road to Broadway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Link, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 



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November 5, 1917. 



A. A, McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gulleriton, 
iNoNak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kuuz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watison, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, ^ 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the southwesterly side of the un- 
named street adjoining C, E. & L. S. R« R. from Loyola 
avenue to Sheridan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Link, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watison, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Tho's. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61, 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Imiprovements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of North Western avenue from 
Berteau avenue to Belle Plaine avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliif, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61, 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kennedy presented a claim of P. Willmann for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the north side of Addison street from 
North Menard avenue to North Austin avenue. 



By unanimious consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea^ — Coughlin, Kenna, NiOrris, Anderson,, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton,*' 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, ■ 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61, 

Nays — None, 

• 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for_ the 'construction of a ee- 
ment sidewalk on the south side of Orace street from 
North Menard' avenue to North Austin avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliif,' Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, • 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None, 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a ce- 
ment sidewalk on both sidfes of Patterson avenue from 
North Menard avenue to North Austin avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Keiina, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Na,nce, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowlei", Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61, 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of Warwick avenue from 
North Menard avenue to North Austin avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, -Kenna, Norris, . Anderson, Schwartz,* 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, . Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 



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giuez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy,- Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormiek, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy,' Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegi-am, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of ce- 
ment sidewalks on both sides of Waveland avenue from 
North Menard avenue to North Austin avenue. 
■ By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. MeConnick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson,' McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein-, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. ,',... 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on a system of streets as follows, to wit: 
southwesterly side of Elston avenue from Belmont 
avenue to North California avenue, etc.. 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. Adam- 
owski, deferred. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented an order for maintenance and 
occupancy of building at 4900 Federal street, which 
was . ■ 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

- Aid. O'Toole presented a claim of Brady & Buckley 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Hrubec presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to the Grand Trunk Railway System to 
construct a frame addition to ice house at South Cen- 
tral Park avenue and West 49th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall, 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on a system of streets as follows, to wit: 
both sides of West 64th street froni South Rockwell 
street to South California avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, said estimate was approved 
and said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

yeas_^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick,- Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, -Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, .R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Pegram presented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of the east-and-west alley in the block 
bounded by Eggleston avenue, West 59th street, Nor- 
mal avenue and West 60th street, in Kessler Brothers 
Resubdivision, in Block 2 of Wright and others sub- 
division, in School Trustees' Subdivision of Section 
16-38-14,' which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Long presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner o^ Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mr. Cohen to erect and maintain a wooden sign, 4% 
feet by 2 feet, to extend from building located at 6042 
South Halsted street. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
* tions of the Department of Public Works. This priv- 
ilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Long presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of the north-and-south alley in the block 
bounded by Justine, Laflin, West 60th and West 61st 
streets, in Subdivision of S. 1/2, S. W. %, Section 17- 
38-14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphaltic macadam South 
Bishop street from West 59th street to West 60th street. 

By unanimous; consent, on motion of Aid. Pegram, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 



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'Novemb&r 5, 19 J 7. 



Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 
Nays^None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a 
cement sidewalk on the east side of South Wood street 
from West 56th ^street to West 57th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Long, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole', Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoGormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Glark— 61. ■ 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Goramissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Ernst Wedoff, to construct and maintain a driveway 
across 'the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
916-920 West 77th street; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid, Fisher presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to George Taylor to construct a frame addi- 
tion to cottage at 9314 Emerald avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and -City 
Hall, 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for acceptance of 
check tendered by M. E. Church of Fernwood for spe- 
cial assessment levied for a cinder sidewalk, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of P, E, Wilson for a 
refund of 90% of special assessment for water supply 
pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented a claim of Martin C. Las- 
sen for compensation for loss of tools, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hazen presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 



Ordered, That the Com,\missioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
The Dunbar Manufacturing Company to construct 
and, maintain four driveways across the sidewalks 
at the following locations: one on West Lake street 
and three on N. Leamington avenue on property sit- 
uated at North Leamington avenue and West Lake 
street; said permit to be issued and the work there- 
in authorized to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Hazen presented a claim of Albert J. Ander- 
son for a rebate of vehicle license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for water ser- 
vice pipes in a system of streets as follows: Cortland 
street between Grand avenue and North Cicero ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michaelson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by 'yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A, McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, . Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton', 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Poxvers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R, H, McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61, 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the east side of North Mason avenue 
from South boulevard to Fulton street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas_Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A, McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R, H, McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos! 
J, Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD, 

Aid. Kostner and Toman presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



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Stasil Bernstein to string a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of premises known as 3439 W. 
16th street for a period of 30 days. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works-. This privilege shall be subject to termina-. 
tion by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Aid. Kostner and Toman presented a claim of M. 
Racusen for reimbursement of cost of rodding sewer, 
which was 

Referred .to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Toman, Kostner, Kerner and Novak presented 
an order for paving with brick West 31st street from 
South Kedzie avenue to South Crawford avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented the following orders, 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the claim of J. F. Dartt placed on 
file June 2b, 1917, be and the same is hereby ordered 
taken from file and re-referred to the Committee on 
Finance. , 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he- is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
J. Louis Guyon to construct, maintain and operate 
a canopy over the sidewalk in North Crawford ave- 
nue to be attached to the building or structure lo- 
cated at 124 North Crawford avenue, in accordance 
with plans and specifications to be filed with the 
Commissioner of Public Works and approved by the 
Commissioner of Buildings and Chief of Fire Pre- 
vention and Public Safety, said canopy not to ex- 
ceed 30 feet in lengfh nor 10 feet in width, upon the 
filing of the application and bond and payment of 
the initial compensation provided for by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Mr. Sczmansky to construct, maintain and operate a 
canopy over the sidewalk in West Madison street, 
to be attached to the bu,ilding or structure located 
at 4348 West Madison street, in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be filed with the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and Chief#of Fire Prevention 
and Public Safety, upon the filing of the applica- 
tion and bond and payment of the initial compensa- 
tion provided for by ordinance. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented an order for auto- 
matically advancing to 4th grade all civil service em- 
ployes now in the old 3rd grade who have been" in the 
city's service for fifteen years or more and who have 
been receiving a Senior Clerk's salary, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented an order for paving 
with brick an alley in the block bounded by West 



Jackson boulevard. West Adams street, South Craw- 
ford avenue and South Karlov avenue, which was 
Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Clark and Thos. J. Lynch .presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and authority to the 
Calumet Baking Powder Company to maintain and 
operate a railroad switch track acrosis South Karlov 
avenue, north of Fillmore street, which was 

Referred to the Committee oji Local Industries. 

Aid. Clark and Thos. J. Lynch presented orders for 
paving with asphalt North Hamlin avenue from Armi- 
tage avenue to Cortland street, and Hirsch street from 
North Crawford avenue east to the railroad tracks, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. • 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the alleys between 
Wabansia avenue, West North avenue. North Kedzie 
avenue and North Sawyer avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Thos. J. 
Lynch, said estimate was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: Arthington street from South 
Menard avenue to South Austin avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clark, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the construction of a 
cement sidewalk on the west side of North Kimball 
avenue from Castello avenue to Dickens avenue. 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



November 5, 1917. 



J{y uiuiniinous consent, on motion of Aid. Thos. J. 
I.yncli, said ordinance was. passed, by yeas and nays as 
r(,)llo\vs: 

■ Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Andersop, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Ricliert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullertpn, 
Novak, Kerner, Horno, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
-Wallace, Haderlein, Roedei', Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fi'Slior, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 
Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, • 

An ordinance providing for the construction of ce- 
ment siidewalks on a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: south side of Lemoyne street from North Avers 
avenue to North Springfield avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clark, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy,' Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fipk, Walker,, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watison, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Coal and Food Supply Investigation; Creation of Com- 
mittee on Home Defense; Etc. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the select committee appointed to 
investigate a threatened shortage in Chicago's coal sup- 
ply, deferred and published October 29, 1917, page 1365. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to concur in said report 
and to adopt the resolution submitted with said re- 
port, extending an invitation to Mr. Herbert C. Hoover 
to visit Chicago as a guest of the City Council, and 
pledging the support of the City Council to National 
and State officials on measures taken in connection 
with the war with Germany, and providing for creation 
of a Committee on Home Defense. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas--Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Wateon, 



Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, Our countrymen — some of them sons, 
brothers and fathers of Chicagoans — are now in the first 
trenches and on the high seas battling liquid fire, poi- 
sonous gasQs and treacherous submarines and risking 
(heir health and lives for our safety and comfort and 
for the freedom of the peoples in every nation in the 
greatest war of all history; and 

Whereas, It is not only highly patriotic and our duty 
as loyal public officials hut it is also urgently' neces- 
sary that we take positive and constructive action to 
back up our boys at the front and help our people at 
home; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of the City of Chicago 
hereby pledges active and aggressive support to and 
close co-operation with the national and state officials 
laboring under the enormous task of defending this 
nation and making the world safe for democracy; and 

Resolved, That a formal invitation is hereby extended 
to Mr. Herbert C. Hoover, United States Food Adminis- 
trator, to appear in Chicago within a short time, as the 
guest of the City Council, to explain in as much detail 
as he deems consistent with public welfare his more 
recent policies regarding food production, conservation 
and regulation, and the manner and ways by which this 
and other city councils of all municipalities of 10,000 
or more population within a radius of 400 miles of 
Chicago can assist in the work of his department — 
the meeting of the mayors of said municipalities to be 
arranged for by the Chicago City Council^and the 
Mayor and City Clerk are hereby directed to transmit 
said invitation to Mr. Hoover; and 

Resolved, That a Standing Committee of the City 
Council of the City of Chicago be and the same is here- 
by created, for the period of the war, to consist of 
seven members to be selected, es are other standing 
committees, by vote of the City Council, said committee 
to be known as the Committee on Home Defense and to 
have the same powers and privileges as other stand- 
ing committees. 

The principal duty of said committee shall be to co- 
operate and confer with the iState Council of Defense, 
State Food Administrator, State Fuel Administrator 
and such other officials as deal or will deal with simi- 
lar subjects, for the purpose of devising plans and pro- 
grams to aid and assist in food production, distribu- 
tion, conservation and regulation and in supplementing 
the efforts of Stat« and National officials in limiting 
retailers' prices and profits, and further to obtain ade- 
quate qualities and quantities of foods, supplies and 
materials for Chicago and its citizens, so that the Chi- 
cago consumer may get the benefit at once of any as- 
sistance it may he able to give. 



Milk Supply: Municipal Control of Distribution. 

Aid. Nance moved to proceed to consideration of an 
order, deferred and published October 29, 1917, page 
1378, in reference to proposed municipal control of the 
distribution of the milk supply. 

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Aid. Nauce moved to refer said order to the Commit- 
tee on Health. 

Aid. Toman moved to refer said order to the Com- 
mittee on Home Defense, together with any and all 
matters relating to the war between the United States 
and Germany or to conditions growing out of said war. 

Aid. CuUerton raised the point that the motion of Aid. 
Toman was out of order for the reason that the Com- 
mittee on Home Defense was non-existent inasmuch 
as it had not as yet been appointed. 

The Chair sustained the point of order. 

Aid. Toman thereupon mov^d to defer consideration 
of the order under consideration, and similar "matters, 
until the Committee on Home Defense should have been 
appointed. 

The Chair declared the motion out of order. 

The question being put on the motion to refer said 
order to the Committee r on Health, the motion pre- 
vailed. 



Revenue and Expense of the City: Change in 
Classification. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of amendment of The> Chicago Code of 1911, to provide 
for a change in the classification of revenue and ex- ' 
pense of the City, deferred and published October 22,, 
1917, page 1304. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Richert presented the following amendment to 
the ordinaftce recommended in said report.: 

Amend the ordinance entitled "An ordinance amend- 
ing Article IV of Chapter IV of The Chicago Code of 
1911", as printed in Pamphlet No. 785, by striking out 
the 40th line in the left-hand column of page 3 of said 
ipamphlet, and substituting in lieu thereof: 

"K — Hire of Teams, Carts and Trucks." 

Further amend said ordinance by inserting after the 
50th line of the left-hand column of said page 3 of 
said pamphlet: 

"S — Temporarily Unclassified Items." ■ 

Further amend said ordinance by striking out the 
33rd line, as printed in the right-hand column of page 
3 of said pamphlet, and substituting the following in 
lieu thereof: 

"G — Furniture and Fixtures." 

Further amend said ordinance as printed by inserting 
between the ninth and tenth lines in the right-hand 
column of page 3 of said pamphlet the following lan- 
guage: "the specification and direction of the City 
Comptroller.". 



Aid. Richert moved to pass said ordinance as 
amended. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— .Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. MoCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers. 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H, MeCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littlei:, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. • 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Article IV of Chapter IV of The Chicago ^Code 
of 1911. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Article IV of Chapter IV of The Chi- 
cago Code of 1911, as amended, be and the same is here- 
by further amended to read as follows : 

ARTICLE IV. 

MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS. 

57. Accounting System.) The books of accounts 
and all other public records and documents of the City 
relating to the finances, and the method of transacting 
public business of the City, shall conform to the plan 
of public accounting and auditing, and to the plan of 
transacting public business embraced in the following 
sections of this article. 

58. Classification of Revenue.) The basic classifica- 
tion of the revenue, indicating in a general manner the 
character of the revenues derived, shall be set forth in 
the books of account of the City and maintained sev- 
erally for the various funds of the City under the stand- 
ard accounts specified as follows: 



Aid, 
ment. 



Richert moved to adopt the foregoing amend- 



GENERAL .CORPORATE PURPOSES. 



A — Taxation. 



The motion prevailed. 



Amount collectible from the statutory tax pro- 
vided for general corporate purposes. 

Miscellaneous. 

B — Interest. 

On city bank deposits and securities held in other 
than trust or special funds. 

C— Saloon Licenses. 

Amount received from the periodical payments 
exclusive of the other fees in connection there- 
with. 

D — Other Licenses. 

Amount received from licenses to conduct any 
business or occupations required to be 
licensed, other than saloons. 



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iE — Permits. 

Permits to construct, operate or occupy, subject 
to departmental limitation. 

F — -Certificates. 

Official certification of conditions, ability and 
identity required under law. 

G — Inspection. 

Investigation of conditions required under law. 

H — Franchise Compensations. 

Compensations for use of city property under 
ordinances of the City Council. 

I — Vacation of Streets and Alleys. 

J — Fine and Forfeitures. • 

Imposed by Municipal Courts, and by city for 
violation of contracts. 

K — Leases and Rents. 

Of city property. 

L — Foreign Fire Insurance Tax. 

Two per cent of gross premiums received within 
the City by foreign fire insurance companies. 

M — Admission Fees. 

At places of public recreation owned or con- 
trolled by the City. 

N — Concession Compensations. 

For vending and other revenue producing privi- 
leges at places of public recreation owned or 
controlled by the City. 

— Reimbursements. 

For expenditures advanced for other persons, 
corporations or funds of the City. 

P — ^Sale of Products. 

Commodities or services furnished by institu- 
tions of the City., 

R— Sale of Old Material. 

Proceeds of the sale of old and disused furniture, 
fixtures, machinery and other material. 

S — Miscellaneous. 

For all items not classified under the above ac- 
counts. 

X — Sale of property which decreases the permanent 
property assets of the City. (To be accounted 
for in detail.) 

Revenue From Tributary Sources. 

T— Taxation. 

Proceeds of taxes levied and expended therefrom 
specifically for the purposes to which the 
levies are restricted. 

V — Vehicle Tax Licenses. 

Revenue received by Vehicle Tax Fund and ex- 
pended therefrom for- the purpose to which it 
is restricted by statute. 

W — Proceeds of Bonds. • 

Proceeds of bonds expended for the purposes 
stipulated in the bonds. 



Y — Proceeds, of Special Deposits. 

Revenue derived for street railway deposits, and 
other special funds, and expended for the pur- 
poses to which they are restricted. 

" WATER FUND. 

A — Assessed Rates. 

Use of water, based upon assessments levied by 
ordinance. 

B— Interest. 

On city bank deposits or investments of water 
fund. 

C — Meter Rates. 

» 

Use of water, based upon quantity used. 
D — Permits. 

For services in the installation of taps. 
E^ — Meter Mechanical Receipts. 

For services in the repair of meters. 
F — ^Assessors' Miscellaneous. 

For special use of water. 

G — Use of Water by Special Deposits. 

Transfers from special deposits made for spe- 
cial use of water. 

H— Advances for Laying Water Mains. 

From deposits made for same, reimbursible when 
producing a specified revenue. 

K — Leases and Rents. 

Of city property belonging to Water Fund. 
. R— Sale of Old Material. 

Proceeds of the sale of old and disused furniture, 
fixtures, machinery and other material. 
S — Miscellaneous. 

X— Sale of property which decreases the permanent 
property assets of the City. (To be accounted 
for in detail.) 

BOARD OP EDUCATION. 

A — Taxation. 

Amount collectible from the statutory tax pro- 
vided for schools. 

B — Interest. 

On city bank deposits and investments of school 
funds. 

C— Proceeds of Investments Matured. 

Proceeds of investments of school funds which 
have matured and are held for reinvestment. 
D— State Appropriation for Deaf and Blind. 

From State, for excess of edlication of deaf and 
blind, over normal education. 

E — State Per Capita Tax. 

Proportionate share of state tax, distributed on 
a per capita basis. 

F — Tuition of Non-resident Pupils. 

Non-resident pupils of Normal College and other 
schools. 



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K — Leases and Rents. 

Of property belonging to schools. 
S — Miscellaneous. 



-Sale of property whifth decreases the permanent 
property assets of the City. (To be accounted 
for in detail.) 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



A — Taxation. 

"Amount collectible from the statutory tax pro- 
vided for Public Library. 

B— Interest. 

On city bank deposits or investments of library 
funds. ^ 

C — Fines. 

Imposed by Library Board. 
S — Miscellaneous. 

MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 

A — -Taxation. 

Amount collectible from the statutory tax pro- 
vided for Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium. 

B — Interest. 

On city bank deposits and investments of sani- 
tarium funds. i 

S — Miscellaneous. 

The items in detail to be included under each of 
the above standard accounts shall be established under 
the direction and specification of the City Comptroller, 
who shall have the power to alter such items so spe- 
cified in detail and to establish subsidiary and support- 
ing groups of standard accounts, a? he may deem ex- 
pedient. 

59. Classification, of Expenditures.) The basic 
classification of the expenditures of the City, indicat- 
ing in a general manner the various classes of services, 
commodities or benefits received in exchange for the 
expenditures, shall be set forth in the books of ac- 
count of the City and maintained under the following 
standard accounts: 

A — Salaries and Wages. 

Compensation of employes whose services are 
of a fixed character, either continuous or oth- 
erwise, which compensation is measured by 
the time employed and must appear on a pay 
roll of regular form. 

B — Personal Services. 

Compensation for personal services other than 
those included under Salaries and Wages des- 
ignated as "A". 

C — Material and Supplies. 

All materials, supplies, tools, mechanisms, in- 
struments and apparatus, including their re- 
pairs. 

D — Machinery and Vehicles. 

Purchase of machinery, large equipment, motor 
vehicles, horses and harness, including de- 
livery. 



E — Repairs by Contract or Open Order. 

Compensation for service (including material 
when furnished) for the repair of city prop- 
erty, excepting the repairs of commodities 
listed under "C", "G" and "H". 

F— Fuel, Light and Power. 

Including fuel, steam, electricity and lighting. 

G — Furniture and Fixtures. , 

All completed articles under this designation, in- 
cluding the repair of same. Intended to cover 
all furniture, and office fittings other than 
those included in "H". 

H— -Printing, Stationery and Office Supplies. 

Including repair of same. 

J — Passenger Transportation. 

■ Transportation of employes by street car, rail- 
way or automobile. 

K — Hire of Teams, Carts and Trucks. 

Compensation for the services of teams, horses, 
wagons, carts and trucks. 

L — Impersonal Services and Benefits. 

Impersonal services and benefits received consti- 
tuting miscellaneous expense. 

M — Damages, Refunds and Miscellaneous Claims. 

P — Interest. 

R — Rents and Taxes. 

Rents for real estate and buildings, general taxes 
and special assessments. 

S — Temporarily Unclassified Items. 

S — Expenditures for specific purposes which are re- 
quired to be further itemized as expended ac- 
cording to standard accounts. 

Appropriation shall be made to this account 
only when it is impracticable to estimate in ad- 
vance the classification under standard accounts 
and the items shall be classified under the proper 
standard accounts as expended. 

T — Loss and Cost in Collecting Taxes. 

V — Liquidation of Deferred Liabilities. 

W — Investment in Capital or Stock Accounts. 

Amounts appropriated for working funds or 
petty cash funds. 

X — ^Construction, Betterments and Purchase of Real 
Estate. 
Anything that increases the permanent property 
• assets of the City and is not in replacement of 
some other asset or parts. 

The detail of the commodities, services, benefits or 
claims included and chargeable under each of the above 
standard accounts, shall be published in catalogue form, 
and maintained as the official manual of the City, under 
the specification and direction of the City Comptroller, 
who shall have power to alter the same in any fiscal 
year before the passage of the annual appropriation or- 
dinance and to establish subsidiary and supporting 
groups of items coming within the standard accounts 
herein provided for as he may deem expedient for the 
purpose intended. 



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59 A. The segregation of the said standard accounts 
to be employed and I'eferred to, individually or collec- 
tively, as indicating the limitations of appropriations 
made by the City Council when an appropriation for 
any of the purposes mentioned herein for any depart- 
ment, bureau or branch of the City government is made 
without specifying the items in detail, shall be as set 
forth in the following schedule : 

segregation for apijortionment and limitation. 
Division 1. 

Compensation of Employes : 
A — Salaries and Wages. 

division 2. 

Expenses for Operation and Administration. 
B — Personal Services. 
C — Material and Supplies. 
F — Fuel, Light and Power. 
G — Furniture and Fixtures. ■ 
H — Printing, Stationery and Office Supplies. 
J — Passenger Transportation. 
L — Impersonal Services and Benefits. 
M — Damages, Refunds and Miscellaneous Claims. 

division 3. 

Cost of Repairs and Maintenance. 
D — Machinery and Vehicles. 
E — Repairs by contract or open order, 
K — Hire of Teams, Carts and Trucks. 

division 4. 

Fixed Charges and Debts. 
P — Interest. 
R — Rents and Taxes. 
V — Liquidation of Deferred Liabilities. 
T— Loss and cost in collecting taxes. 

division 5. 

Constructions, Betterments and Investments. 

W — Investment in Capital or Stock Accounts. 

X — Construction, betterments and purchase of Real 
Estate. 

S — Temporarily Unclassified Items. 

59 B. The departmental classification indicating 
the departments, bureaus or other divisions thereof, 
to which the revenues apply, or wherein the expendi- 
tures are authorized, shall be shown on the books of 
account of the City by the prefixed numerals designating 
the same as follows: 

1. Mayor's Office. 

2. Bureau of Statistics and Municipal Refer- 
ence Library. 

4. City Council. 



5. Committee on Finance. 

6. Committee on Local Transportation, 

7. Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

9. Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

10. Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 

Bridges. 

H. Chicago Plan Commission. 

13. Committee on Railway Terminals. 

14. Committee on Local Industries. 

15. City Clerk. • 

16. Corporation Counsel. 

17. Prosecuting Attorney. 

18. City Attorney, 

20. Comptroller's Office. 

21. Department of Finance (Interest). 

22. Department of Finance (Miscellaneous). 

23. City Treasurer, 

24. City Collector, 

25. Board of Election Commissioners. 

26. Civil Service Commission. 

27. Department of Supplies. 

30. Department of Police. 

31. Municipal Courts. 

32. House of Correction. • 

35. Fire Department. 

36. Department of Buildings. 

37. Department of Health. 

38. City Physician. 

39. Office of Oil Inspector. 

40. Department for Inspection of Steam Boil- 

ers and Steam Plants, 

41. Department of Weights and Measures. 

42. Department of Smoke Inspection. 

43. Boards of Examiners. 

44. Hospitals. 

46.^ Department of Public Welfare. 

50. Board of Local Improvements. • 

52. City Markets. 

60. Department of Gas and Electricity. 

65. Department of Public Service. 

71. Commissioner of Public Works. 

72. Bureau of Compensation. 

73. Bureau of Maps and Plats. 

74. Bureau of Architecture. 

75. Bureau of City Hall. 

76. Bureau of Parks, Public Playgrounds and 

Bathing Beaches. 

77. Bureau of Waste Disposal. 

78. Bureau of Municipal Pier. 



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80 to 89. Bureau of Streets. 

90. Bureau of Sewers. 

91. Bureau of Engineering, Division of 

Bridges and Viaducts. 

92. Bureau of Rivers and Harbors. 

101 to 119. Bureau of Engineering (Water Fund). 

121. Department of Finance — Interest (Water 

Fund). 

122. Department of Finance— Miscellaneous. 

(Water Fund). 
. 150. Board of Local Improvements (Water 
Fund). 
170. Bureau of Water. 
200. Vehicle Tax Fund. 
300. Proceeds of Special Deposits. 
400. Proceeds of Bonds. 

501. School Tax Fund Educational Account. 

502. School Tax Fund Building Account, 

503. School Tax Fund Indebtedness Account. 

505. School Fund Principal. 

506. School Fund Income. 

507. School Special Funds Principal. 

508. School Special Funds Income. 
600. Public Library. 

700. Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium. 

Numbers designating committees, commissions and 
similar organizations, not requiring permanent appro- 
priations, shall be assigned by the Comptroller as nec- 
essary. 

60. Forms and Records.) The forms, ledgers, war- 
rants, vouchers, books of account, and all other papers 
and records used in the various departments and boards 
of the City government' in the transaction of all public 
business when not otherwise prescribed by law shall be 
such as the Comptroller may from time to time pre- 
scribe. 

61. Adoption of System.) AH departments, bureaus, 
boards, olTicers and persons connected with the City 
government shall adopt and put into effect the foregoing 
system of accounting and auditing, and are hereby di- 
rected and required to make their reports and accounts 
conform to the classification herein enumerated or as 
the same may hereafter be changed by the Comptroller 
in conformity with the power conferred on him, and are 
also directed and required to use the books and forms 
prescribed by the Comptroller. 

62. Financial reports.) All departments, bureaus, 
boards or persons connected with the City government 
are hereby required to make such financial reports as 
may be ordered by the City Council and also to make 

■ such financial reports to the Comptroller as may be 
considered necessary by him upon request. 

SUCTION 2. • This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force on and after January 1, 1918. 



Special Assessments for Water Supply Pipes: Refunds. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on sundry 
claims for refunds of 90% of special assessments for 
water supply pipes, deferred and published October 
22, 1917, page 1304. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the ordinance submitted therewith [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 785]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. MeCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H, MeCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue vouchers in 
favor of the following named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, being refunds due under 
special assessment warrants for laying water pipe 
enumerated, in accordance with the reports of the 
Board of Local Improvements attached. These said 
refunds are ordered issued upon County Clerk's cer- 
tificates of payment because of the loss of original 
receipts and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from Account W 22 Q 3, appropriations 1917, 
upon identification and proper power-of-attorney from 
claimant when from the surplus of the net income 
from the water rates, not otherwise appropriated or 
pledged, there is in the City Treasury sufficient money 
therefor and when the City Comptroller shall so cer- 
lify. 
Warrant. 

41894 T. H. Donahue $18.01 

41894 Martin H. Ser-um 18.10 

39253 F. S. Goddard 8.05 

18340 Pliillip Angsten ■ 8.88 

36224 A. M. Barothy 88.07 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



Public Bathhouse at E. 90th St. and Houston Av.: 
Purchase of Site. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of purchase of a site for a jiublic bathhouse at East 
90th street and Houston avenue, deferred ajid pub- 
lished October 22, 1917, page 1304. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— €oughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Tho's. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. ' * 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and hereby is 
authorized and directed to purchase for not to ex- 
ceed the sum of $5,500.00 as a site for a public bath 
house lots twenty-four (24) and twenty-five (25) in 
block forty (40) in the subdivision by the Calumet 
and Chicago Canal and Dock Company of parts of frac- 
tional Sections five (5) and six (6), Township thirty- 
seven (37) North, -Range fifteen (15) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, said premises being 55 feet by 140 
feet, more or less, in size, with old improvements, lo- 
cated at the northeast corner of 90th street and Hous- 
ton avenue, subject to special assessments for improve- 
ments not completed and to the pro rata share of the 
general taxes for 1917. 



Catholic Bishop of Chicago: Refunds of Permit Fees. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on a Claim of 
the Catholic Bishop of Chicago for refunds of permit 
fees, deferred and published October 22, 1917, page 
1304. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A, McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, ])Iaypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the Catholic 
Bishop of Chicago thirty-nine ($39.00) dollars, being 
$31.00 paid for building permit A-47458 and $8.00 paid 
for Sanitary Bureau permit' C-82811, and charge same 
to Account 22 U 2, appropriations 1917, and be it fur- 
ther 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a voucher in favor of the Catholic Bishop of Chicago 
in the sum of twenty-six and five' one-hundredths 
($26.05) dollars, being amount charged for wat«r un- 
der building permit A-47458, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from Account 600 U, appro- 
priations 1917. 



Chicago Folding Box Co.: Allowiance of Discounts on 
Bills for Water Rates. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the repdrt of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of allowance of discount on bills of the Chicago Fold- 
ing Box Company for water rates, deferred and pub- 
lished October 22, 1917, page 1305. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas—jCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifif, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H, McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Water be and 
he is hereby authorized to accept the net amounts ot 
water meter bills against the premises of the Chicago 
Folding Box Co., 2537 to 2553 West Taylor street, ac- 
count 12 W 398, amounting to $454.64, and 2555 to 
2561 West Taylor street, account 12 W 279, amount- 
ing to $39.38, and to decrease the discounts amounting 
to $151.56 and $13.12, respectively, for the reasons 
mentioned in the letter dated October 15, 1917, and 
the statements of the creditors' committee dated Sep- 
tember 21 and October \ 1917, all of which are hereto 
attached and hereby made a part of this order. 



Chicago Junction Railway Co.: Compensation for 
Damage to Property. 

Aid. Richert moved , to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on a claim of 
the Chicago Junction Railway Company for compensa- 
tion for damage to property, deferred and published 
October 22, 1917, page 1305. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 



November 5, 1917. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



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A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McGormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, €lark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to approve the bill of the 
Chicago Junction Railway Company, amounting to 
$295.84, for damages to Big Four Car No. 9635, caused 
by spontaneous ignition in the tankage loaded at the 
Municipal Reduction Plant, and the City Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same from account 175-E-l, ap- 
propriations for the Bureau of Waste Disposal. 



Sewer in Diversey Av., between Melvina and Mobile 
Aves.: Rebuilding and Reconstruction. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of rebuilding and reconstruction of sewer in Diversey 
avenue between Melvina and Mobile avenues, deferred 
and published October 22, 1917, page 1305. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz,, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. MoCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark^ — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements be 
and it is hereby authorized to pay the contractor for 
rebuilding and reconstructing approximately 600 feet 
of sewer . on Diversey avenue between Melvina and 
Mobile avenues a sum not to exceed four thousand 
($4,000.00) dollars, which. amount shall be paid from 
appropriations to be made for the Board of Local Im- 
provements for the year 1918. 



Martin Downey: Payment of Wages. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on a claim of 
Martin Downey for wages, deferred and published 
October 22, 1917, page 1305. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted there\^ith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, ThOiS. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his report of June 13, 
1917, attached hereto, to issue a voucher in favor of 
Martin Downey for wages earned on June 16, 17 and 
18, 1916, amounting to $11.24, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from appropriations for sal- 
aries in the Fire Department for the year 1917. 



Rureau of Engineering: Assignment of Two Engineers 
to the United States Government, 

Aid. . 'Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of assignment of two engineers in the Bureau of En- 
gineering to the United States Government for a period 
of six months, deferred and published October 22, 1917, 
page 1305. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison. 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to give to the United 
States Government the services of two engineers from 
the Bureau of Engineering for a period of six months, 
and to pay to said engineers the difference in the sal- 
aries appropriated for them and the amount paid to 
them by the government for their services. 



Fitzsimons and Conneil Dredge & Dock Co.: Payment 
for Use of Scows. 

Aid'. Richert mioved to proceed to consideration of 



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Novemiber 5, Wl' 



the roport of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of payment to Filzsimons and Connell Dredge & Dock 
Company for use of scows, deferred and published 
October 22, 1917, page 1306. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richorl moved to concur in said repoi't and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, . Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith,' Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Fraiiz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be stnd he is here- 
by authorized to order and pass invoice of the Fitz- 
Simons and Connell Dredge & Dock Company in the 
sum of five hundred ninety-four ($^94.00) dollars for 
services of dump scows furnished under Business 
Agent's Order No. 10936, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay same from appropriations heretofore made for 
the Bureau of Engineering. 



Business Ajjeiit: Pui-chase of Gasoline and Kerosene 
(for November, 1917). 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the miatter 
of purchase of gasoline and kerosene by the Business 
Agent for November, 1917, deferred and published 
October 22, 1917, page 1306. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said-order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is here- 
by authorized to purchase gasoline and kerosene in 
such quantities as may be required by the various city 
departments during the month of November, 1917, 
without advertising, at not to exceed the prevailing 



market price, departments to have the quality of said 
commodities tested at the Municipal Laboratory from 
time to time. 



Dr. Edward K. Annstrong: Reimbursement of Expense 
Incurred. 

Aid. Ricliert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of reimbursement of Dr. Edward K. Armstrong for ex- 
pense incurred, deferred and publish(rd October 22, 
1917, p-age 1306. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, P^ick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Orderedj That the Commissioner of Health be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of Edward K. Armstrong , M. D., in the sum 
of $16.26, being amount paid for gasoline and oil. dur- 
ing the month of August, 1917, in infantile paralysis 
investigation, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from appropriations heretofore made for the 
Department of Health. 



Municipal Shops: Employment of Automobile Machinist. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of employment of an automobile miachinist at the 
municipal shops, deferred and published October 22, 
1917, page 1306. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, F^zer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, -Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler,' Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



1431 



Ordered, That the Commissioner . of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to employ an automo- 
bile machinist at not to exceed six ($6.00) dollars per 
day at the Municipal Shops, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the salary of said employe from Muni- 
cipal Shops Capital Account. 



Municipal Sliops: Pnrcliase of Typewriter. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of a typewriter for the municipal shops, de- 
ferred and published October 22, 1917, page 1306. 

. The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwai"tz, 
Iliff, Richert, ' Hickey, . Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of October 11, .1917, attached hereto, to pur- 
chase one Remington typewriter, Model 11, rebuilt 
with billing attachment, in a sum not to exceed sixty- 
five ($65.00) dollars, and charge same to Municipal 
Shops capital account, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay for the same. 



Municipal Pier: Possession of Oflice Space Occupied by 
Dunham Towing and Wrecl<ing Co. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
obtaining 'possession of office space occupied by the 
Dunham Towing and Wrecking Company on the Muni- 
cipal Pier, deferred and published October 22, 1917, 
page 1307. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norfis, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 



Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to take such action in the 
name of the City of Chicago as may be necessary to 
obtain the possession of the premises at the north end 
of the third floor of the head-house of the Municipal 
Pier now occupied by the Dunham Towing and Wreck- 
ing Company, and to give to said company thirty (30) 
days' notice to quit and deliver up possession of said 
premises. 



IVorth Western Terra Cotta Co.: Partial Hieimbursement 
of Expense of Renewing Bond under Contract. 

Aid. Richert mjoved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
partial reimbursement of the North Western Terra 
Cotta Company for renewal of bond under contract for 
terra cotta work for the MJayfair pumping station, de- 
ferred and published October 22, 1917, page 1307. * 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers,. 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a voucher in 
favor of the North Western Terra Cotta Company in 
the sum of one hundred twenty-four and ninty-two 
one-hundredths ($124.92) dollars, being half of the 
amount paid by the said North Western Terra Cotta 
Company for renewing the bond under contract for 
terra cotta work for the Mayfair Pumping Station, the 
extension of said bond being made necessary by delays 
for various reasons, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the same from appropriations heretofore made for 
the Mayfair Pumping Station. 



Transfers of Funds; Sundry Departments. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Gommiittee on Finance on sundry re- 
quests for transfers of funds in appropriations, deferred 
and published October 22, 1917, page 1307. 

The motion prevailed. 



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November 5, 191" 



Aid. Ric'hort, moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^^Coughiin, Kcnna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uifi", Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, ^Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McGormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 
urer be and they are hereby authorized and directed to 
make the following transfers in appropriations for the 
year 1917, in accordance with the several requests of 
the heads of departments attached hereto : 

CITY CLERK. 

From Account 15 S, personal ser- 

services $ 10.00 

From Account 15 H, Printing, 

etc 555.00 

To Account 15 T, imperson- 
al services $ 80.00 

To Account 15 C, supplies.. 310.00 

To Account 15 G, furniture, 

etc 175.00 

DEPARTMENT OP POLICE. 

From Account 30 A 14, salaries, 

etc , 3000,00 

To Account 30 N, forage, 

shoeing, etc. 3,000.00 

DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS. 

' Bureau of Engineering. 

From Account 502 X 19, boiler 

plant Springfield avenue 7,500.00 

To Account 502 X 16, pumps 
• 68th Street Station 7,500.00 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

From Account 35 F, apparatus, etc. 4,000.00 

To Account 35 D, material. . ' 4,000.00 

DEPARTMENT OP GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 

From Account 80 B, hire of teams, 

etc 12,000.00 

From Account 80 260, electrical 

energy 13,000.00 

From Account 80 266, subway 

lighting 4,000.00 

From Account 80 500, gas for 

street lighting 10,000.00 

To Account 80 C, general 
supplies 27,000.00 



To Account 80 D, material. . 5,000.00 

To Account 80 290, rental 
of electric lights 3,500.00 

To Account 80 51Q, opera- 
tion of gas lamps 3,500.00 

and be it further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to purchase, un-. 
der the existing contract with the Western Electric 
Company, 300 dozen additional of each type of globe', 
payment for same to be made from appropriations for 
the year 1918, when made. 



Water Meter at No. 724 W. 31st St.: Removal. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on an order direct- 
ing the removal of water ■ meter from premises .known 
as 724 West 31st street, deferred and published Octo- 
ber 22, 1917, page 1308. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert mloved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. MoCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be directed to have the water meter removed from 
premises 724 West 31st street and water charged for 
at frontage rates. 



City Hall Square Building: Renewal of Lease. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of renewal of lease for space in the City Hall Square 
building, deferred and published October 29, 1917, page 
1360. * ■ 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 



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Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 6'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The Division of Brid&es and Bureau of 
Waste Disposal are occupying the twentieth floor of 
the City Hall Square Building, 127-139 North Clark 
street, under lease from the City Hall Square Com- 
pany, terminating on the 31st day of December, A. D., 

1917, with an option to renew for one or two years 
on the same terms and rental by giving sixty days' 
written notice, and said departments have requested 
that said lease be rqnewed for another year: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and hereby is 
authorized and directed to contract for the renewal 
of said lease for one year commencing January 1, 

1918, at a rental of $8,400.00 per annum, such rental 
to be appropriated for in the Budget for 1918 under 
appropriate accounts. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to conduct public dances 
in the Clarendon Municipal Bathing Beach Building, 
and to make a nominal charge for the purpose of de- 
fraying expenses incident thereto. 



Clarendon Bathing Beach: Conduct of Public Dances. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of conducting public dances at Clarendon Bathing 
Beach, deferred and published October 29, 1917, page 
1360. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'TooIe, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch,. Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public Works is 
conducting a neighborhood center at Clarendon Mu- 
nicipal Bathing Beach during the winter months, 
through the Bureau of Parks, Public Playgrounds and 
Bathing Beaches; and 

Whereas, It is desired to hold public dances in the 
bathing beach buildings at various times, for which 
a nominal charge is to be made to defray the expense 
of conducting the same; and 

Whereas, The Corporation Counsel states that the 
City Council has power and authority to order and di- 
rect that any city official may provide for the holding 
or giving of any general public exhibitions, concerts, 
dances, etc., and to make a nominal charge for same; 
therefore be it 



Bureau of Engineering: Employment of Head Account- 
ant (in Lieu; of Principal Clerk). 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of employment of a head accountant in lieu of a prin- 
cipal clerk in the Bureau of Engineering, deferred and 
published October 29, 1917, page 1361. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is 'said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ one. head ac- 
countant, beginning October 24, 1917, in lieu of one 
principal clerk, salary of said employee to be paid from 
appropriations heretofore made from the Bureau of 
Engineering, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same. 



Fireboat "Illinois": Repairs. 

Aid. Richert mioved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
repairs to fireboat "Illinois", deferred and published 
October 29, 1917, page 1361. 

The motion prevailed. 

■ Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 



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Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is 
hereby authorized lo place orders for repairs to firc- 
boat "Illinois" on a time and material basis for the 
work necessary to be done, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay for same from appropriations hereto- 
fore made for the Fire Department. 



popai'tnient of Gas and Electricity: Employment of 

Laborers on Extension Work (Street-lighting 

System). 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of employment of laborers in the Departm(ent of Gas 
and Electricity, deferred and published October 29, 1917, 
page 1361. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifif, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The fallowing is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and .Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby authorized to employ la- 
borers at not to exceed three ($3.00) dollars per day 
for such time as miay be necessary during the balance 
of the year on construction work for the extension of 
street lighting system under the bond issue for that 
purpose. 



Franlilin MacVeagh & Co.: Compensation for Damage 
to Property. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on a claim 6f 
Franklin MacVeagh for compensation for damage to 
property, deferred and published October 29, 1917, page 
1361. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to con-cur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 



Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski," Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby, authorized to settle the claim of 
Franklin MacVeagh & Company for damages to prop- 
erty at the northwest corner of Lake and Market 
streets, caused by the changing of grade at that point 
because of the construction of the Lake Street Bridge, 
in a sum not to exceed two thousand ($2,000.00) dol- 
lars, same to be paid from appropriations heretofore 
made for said bridge. This settlement is to include a 
release from the Garrett Biblical Institute, which owns 
the fee to the property in question. 



Mimicipal Asplialt Plant at 91st and S. State Sts.: Con- 
struction of Switch Tracli (Amendment of Order). 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
amendment of order passed October 15, 1917, author- 
izing contract for a switch track at the municipal 
asphalt plant at 91st and South State streets, deferred 
and published October 29, 1917, page 1361. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— 'Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz^ 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, . Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Ifennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : * ■ 

, Ordered, That an- order heretofore passed by this 
Council on October 15, 1917, and shown at page 1274 
of the Council Proceedings of that date, authorizing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to enter into a contract 
for switch track, be ancf the same is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract, in substantially the form attached, without 
advertising and without the conractor furnishing the 
usual bond, with -the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 
. Railroad Company, for the construction of a -switch 
track at 91st and State streets,, at a cost of not to 
exceed four thousand ($4,000.00) dollars, expense of 
same to be charged to Account 206 Y 42, and to be 
. used for serving the asphalt plant now being erected 
at the above point. 



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1435 



Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium: Alteration of 
' Infirmary Building. 

vVld. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Fiinance in the matter of 
alteration of infirmary building at the Municipal 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 29, 1917, page 1362. 

The motion prevailed.. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
adopt the resolution submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea-, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman,' Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That this Council approve of the altera- 
tion, by the Board of Directors of the Municipal Tuber- 
culosis Sanitarium, of the first floor of the Infirmary 
Building of the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium 
for the purpose of increasing the capacity of the 
Sanitarium, at an expense of not to exceed $75,000.00. 



October 15, 1917, and to charge same to Account 30 A 
10, appropriations 1917, provided said storekeeper shall 
be taken from the Civil Service list. 



Department of Police: Employment of Storekeeper. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
employment of a storekeeper for the Department of 
Police, deferred and published October 29, 1917, page 
1362. 

The motion prevailed. • 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, • McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, Thai the General Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
requests of Septemtber 19 and 29, 1917, attached hereto, 
to employ a storekeeper at not to exceed thirteen hun- 
dred twenty ($1,320.00) dollars per annum, beginning 



Transfers of Funds: Sundry Departments. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on requests of 
sundry departments for transfers of funds in appro- 
priations, deferred and published October 29, 1917, page 
1362. 

The molion prevailed.' 

Aid. Richert moved to amend the order recommended 
in said report by striking out the figures "600.00" oc- 
curring in the twenty-fourth line of said order as 
printed, and by inserting in lieu 'thereof the figures 
"200.00"; also by striking out the figures "1,200.00" oc- 
curring in the twenty-sixth line of said order as 
printed, and by inserting in lieu thereof the figures 
"800.00". . 

, The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ridhert moved to pass said order as amended. 
The motion prevailed, by yea« and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison,. 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 
urer be and they are hereby authorized and directed 
to make the following transfers in appropriations for 
the year 1917, in accordance with the several requests 
of the heads of departments attached hereto: 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

From Account 30 A 3, Salaries and 

wages ...$5,100.00 

To Account 30 A 15, Salaries and 

wages $5,100.00 

DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS. 

Bureau of Streets — 

From Account 201 A 21, Salaries 

and wages 500.00 

To Account 201 A 22, Salaries 

and wages • 500.00 

From Account 202 G 40, Purchase 

of dirt boxes 600.00 

To Account 202 W 40, Purchase 

of paper burners 600.00 



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From Account 207 Y 4, Snow re- 
moval 900.78 

To Account 208 Y 4, Emergencies 900.78 

From Account 105 D, Material 200.00 

From Account 105 E, Repairs, etc.. 600.00 

To Account 105 C, Supplies 800.00 

DEPARTMENT OP FIRE. 

From Account 935 X 17, Construc- 
tion of engine house, 42nd 
and Sacramento 559.26 

To Account 935 X 16, Engine 
house, 5441 Lake Park 
avenue 559.26 



Bureau of Water and Dept. of Gas and Electricity: 
Authority for Filling Vacancies. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of filling of positions made vacant by City employes' 
being called for military service, deferred and pub- 
lished October 29i, 1917, page 1362. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, , Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
♦ Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole,. Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of September 21, 1917, attached hereto, to tem- 
porarily employ in the Bureau of Water one Senior 
Clerk at not to exceed Thirteen Hundred Twenty 
($1,320.00) Dollars per annum and two Junior Clerks 
at not to exceed Eight Hundred Forty ($840.00) Dollars 
per annum, each to fill positions made vacant during 
the absence of the regular incumbents on account of 
military leave, and the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of October 23, 1917, attached hereto, to tem- 
porarily em^doy one additional Junior Clerk at not to 
exceed Eight Hundred Forty ($840.00) Dollars per 
annum to fill a position made vacant during the absence 
of the regular incumbent on account of military leave. 



Elias Greenebaum and Gutmarin & Co.: Switch Track. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Local Industries on an or- 



dinance granting permission and authority to Elias 
Greenebaum and Gutmann & Company to m&intain and 
use a railroad switch track in and along Dominick 
street between Webster avenue and Hamburg street 
(produced west) and in and along Dominick street at 
the intersection of McLean avenue (produced west), 
deferred and published October 22, 1917, page 1311. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance, with compensation of $255.00 per 
annum, as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
['printed in Pamphlet No. 783]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows; 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, .Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adaniowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos, 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to Elias Greene- 
baum, his heirs, executors and assigns, and Gutmann 
& Company, a corporation, its successors and assigns, to 
maintain and use as now constructed a single railroad 
switch track connecting with the existing track of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad in Dominick 
street at a point approximately thirty-five (35) feet 
southeasterly of its intersection with the south line of 
McLean avenue produced west; thence in a northwest- 
erly direction along and across the .westerly side of 
Dominick street to a point on the westerly line of 
Dominick street at its intersection with the north line 
of McLean avenue produced west; thence continuing 
across private property to a point on the westerly line 
of Dominick street approximately at its intersection 
with the north line of Hamburg street produced west: 
thence continuing in a northwesterly direction along 
and across the westerly side of Dominick street to a 
connection with the track of the Chicago, Milwaukee & 
St. Paul Railroad in Dominick street at a point approx- 
imately twenty-five (25) feet southeasterly of its in- 
tersection with the south line of Webster avenue as 
shown in red upon blue print hereto attached which 
for greater certainty is hereby made a part of this or- 
dinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted .shall cease and determine twenty (20) years 
from and after March 30, 1917, and this ordinance shall 
at any time before the expiration thereof be subject 
to modification amendment or repeal without the con- 
sent of the grantees herein and in case of repeal all 
the privileges hereby granted shall thereupon cease and 
determhie. In the event of the termination of the au- 
thority or privileges hereby granted by the repeal of 
this ordinance the grantees by the filing of the written 



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1437 



acceptance hereinafter mentioned, shall be understood 
as consenting that the city shall retain all money it 
shall have previously received from said grantees 
under the provisions of this ordinance, said money to 
be considered and treated as compensation for the 
authority, permission and privileges enjoyed from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance until such re- 
peal. 

By the filing of the written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance hereinafter provided for, said grantees hereby 
agree to elevate at their own expense and without any 
expense, damage or liability to the City of Chicago of 
any kind whatsoever, the switch track herein author- 
ized, upon notice so to do from. the Commissioner of 
Public Works, or failing so to do, shall within sixty 
(60) days after being notified to that effect by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, remove the switch 
track herein referred to. Said switch track, if elevated, 
shall be elevated under the direction and supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and the construction and material used in the 
elevation of said switch track shall be of the isame 
character as that used in the construction of the main 
tracks with which said track connects. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantees herein shall keep such portion of said street 
as is occupied by said switch track in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel, to the satisfac- 
tion 'and approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights and privi- 
leges herein granted, by expiration of time or otherwise, 
the said grantees shall forthwith restore such portion 
of said street occupied by said switch track to a con- 
dition safe for public travel, similar to the remaining 
portion of said street in the same block, to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights and privi- 
at the termination of said privileges, then the work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago, and the cost and 
expense of doing such work shall be paid by the said 
grantees. 

Section 4. The operation and maintenance of the 
switch track herein provided for shall be subject to 
all existing ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in force relating to 
the use and operation of switch tracks and railroad 
tracks, and the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5., The said grantees agree to pay to the 
City of Chicago, as compensation for said switch track, 
the sum of two hundred fifty-five ($255.00) dollars per 
annum, payable annually in advance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of March 30, 1917, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter, provided that 
if default is made in the payment of any of the in- 
stallments of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted may be immediately revoked 
by the Mayor or this ordinance may be repealed by the 
City Council under the powers reserved in section two 
(2) hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become 
null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under and by 
virtue of the authority herein granted, said grantee 
shall execute a bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 



sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful obs'ervance and performance of all and singu- 
lar the conditions and provisions of this ordinance; and 
conditioned further to indemnify, keep and save harm- 
less the City of Chicago against all liabilities, judgments, 
costs, damages and expenses which may in any wise 
come against said City in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City from or by 
reason or on account of the passage cff this ordinance, 
or from or by reason or on account of any act or thing 
done by the grantee herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the liability of the 
sureties thereon shall be kept in full force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall nol be in, full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and the bond here- 
inabove provided for shall be filed with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the passage of this or- 
dinance. 



Aid. Fisher presented a petition containing frontage 
consents of adjoining property-owTiers to the mainten- 
ance and operation of tihe switch track authorized by 
the foregoing ordinance, which was, together with veri- 
fication reports from the Superintendent of Maps there- 
on, ordered 

Placed on file. 

Said report contained the following summaries: 

recapitulation. 

' Feet. 

Total property frontage 588.40 

Majority of which is 294.21 

Total frontage — 

Signed ... ^^^'^--^ ' 

Rejected 0-00 

Verified ^44:20 444.20 

Surplus 149:99 

recapitulation. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 155.00 

Majority of which is 72.06 

Total frontage — 

Signed . . .' •' '11^.00 

Rejected 0-^0 

Verified •.... 115.00 115.00 

Surplifs ^^2.94 



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November 5, 1917. 



Tuoo Products Corporation: Switch Track. 

Aid. Fislioi- moved to proceed to consideValion of the 
report of tlie Committee onXocal Industries on an or- 
dinaufo graiitinig permission and autlliority to the 
Transportation Utilities Company to maintain and use 
a railroad switch track over and across the intejrsection 
of alleys in the hlock bounded by South Morgan street, 
West liSth place, West 115th street and the P., C, C. & 
St. L. R. R., deferred and published October 22, 1917, 
page 1311. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to amend said ordinance as 
printed i'n Pamphlet No. 783, by striking out the name 
"Transportation Utilities Co.", and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the' name "Tuco Products Corporation". 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fischer moved to pass said ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypol^ Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl,. Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCorniick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following' is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the Tuco 
Products Corporation, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to maintain and use as now constructed a 
single railroad switch track over and across the in- 
tersection of the northerly-and-southerly sixteen-foot 
public alley and the easterly-and-westerly sixteen- 
foot public alley in the block bounded by West 115th 
street, South Morgan street, West 115th place and the 
right-of-way of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & 
St. Louis Railroad from a point on the easterly line of 
said northerly-and-southerly sixteen-foot public alley 
approximately one hundred fifty (150) feet south- 
easterly of the south line of West 115th street to a 
point on the westerly line of said alley approximately 
one hundred thirty (130) feet southeasterly of the' 
south line of West 115th street, as shown in red upon 
blue print hereto attached which for greater certainty 
is hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine twenty (20) years 
from and after the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, and this ordinance shall at any time before the 
expiration thereof be subject to modification, amend- 
ment or repeal without the consent of the grantee 
herein, and in case of repeal all the privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and determine. In the 
event of the termination of the authority or privileges 
hereby granted by the repeal of this ordinance, the 



grantee by the filing of the written acceptance herein- 
after mentioned, shall be understood as consenting that 
the city shall retain all money it shall have previously 
received from said grantee under the provisions of 
this ordinance, said money to be considered and 
treated as compensation for the authority, permission 
and privileges enjoyed from the date of the passage 
of this ordinance until such repeal. 

By the filing of the written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance hereinafter provided for, said grantee hereby 
rfgrees to elevate at its own expense and without any 
expense, damage or liability to the City of Chicago of 
any kind whatsoever, the switch track herein author- 
ized, upon notice so to do from the 'Commission^ of 
Public Works, or failing so to' do, shall within sixty 
(60) days after being notified to that effect by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, remove the switch 
track herein referred to. Said switch track, if elevated, 
shall be elevated under the direction and' supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and the construction and material used in the 
elevation of said switch track shall be of the same 
character as that used in the construction of the main 
tracks with which said track connects.- 

Section 3. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein shall keep such portion of said alleys 
as are occupied by said, switch track in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel, tq the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or otherwise, the 
said grantee shall forthwith restore such portion of 
said alleys occupied by said switch track to a condi- 
tion safe for public travel, similar to the remaining 
portion of said alleys in the same block, to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. If said grantee shall fail to restore said alleys 
at the termination of said privileges, then the work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago, and the cost and 
expense of doing such work shall be paid by the said 
grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and maintenance of the 
switch track herein- provided for ^hall be subject to all 
existing ordinances of the City of Chicago now in force 
or which may hereafter be in force relating to the 
use and operation of switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance thereof shall 
be under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

■ Section 5. The said grantee agrees to pay to the City 
of Chicago, as compensation for said switch track, the 
sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars per annum, payable an- 
nually in advance, the first payment to be made as 
of the date of the passage of this ordinance and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter, provided- that 
if default is made in the payment of any of the in- 
stallments of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted may be immediately revoked 
by the Mayor, or this ordinance may be repealed by 
the City Council under the powers reserved in Section 
two (2) hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under and by 
virtue of the authority herein granted, said grantee 
shall execute a bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 



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sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with sure- 
ties to .'be approved by the ■ Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance; and conditioned further to indemnify, keep and 
.save harmless the City of Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and expenses which may in 
anywise come against said city in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which may accrue against. 
be charged to or recovered from said city from or by 
reason or on account of the passage of this ordinance, 
or from or by reason or on account of any act or thing 
done by the grantee herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the liability of the 
sureties thereon .shall be kept in full force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and the bond here- 
inabove provided for shall be filed with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the passage of this ordi- 
nance. 



Journal of June 22, 1917: in the Matter of Alleged In- 
correctness of Certain Entries. 

Aid. Korner moved to proceed to consideration of tlio 
report of the Committee on Judiciary in the matter oi" 
alleged incorrectness of certain entries in the Journal 
of June 22, 1917, deferred and publisbed June 29, 1917, 
page 882. 

, The motion prevailed. 

Aid.' Kerner moved to cpncur in said report. 

Aid. Michaelson raised the polht of order t'hat the 
adoption of said report would be in effect an amend- 
ment of the Journal, and that such amendment was not 
in order. 

The Chair ruled that the adoption of said report 
would be in effect an amendment of the Journal, and 
that it was in order, but would require a two-thirds 
vote for adoption unless previous notice had" been 
given of intention to call up said report for considera- 
tion. 

Aid. Rea moved to recommit said report. • 

Aid. A. A. McCormiek moved to lay on the table the 
motion to recommit. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Schwartz, Iliff, Richert, Doyle, Nance, A. A. 
McCormiek, Kimball, Fetzer, Woodhull, Block, John- 
son, McNichol'S, Klaus, Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Home, 
Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Franz, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Wal- 
lace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, W-atson, Ken- 
nedy, Adamowski, Hrubec, O'Toole, Pegram, Long. 
Fisher, Tonian, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 46. 

j\lays — ^Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Cross, Cullerton, 
Rea, Michaelson, Hazen — 8. 



Aid. Maypole moved, to amend said report by striking 
out the following language: 

"Your committee further recommends that the said 
affidavit be expunged from the Journal of the City 
Council and the records of the City Clerk." 

The motion to amend was lost. 

The question being put on the motion to concur in 
said report, the motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Doyle, Nance, A. A. McCormiek, Kimball, Fetzer, 
Cross, Woodhull, Block, , Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, 
Krumdick, Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, May- 
pole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Franz, 
Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, 
Link, Pretzel, Watson, Kenendy, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Fisher, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 50. 

Nays — Cullerton, Michaelson, Hazen — 3. 

The following is said report as concurred in: 

Chicago, June 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
(June 25, 1917, page 679) an affidavit of M. A. MSichael- 
son alleging that a certain statement contained in the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council for the 
meeting held June 22, 1917, was incorrect and false, 
and stating that the City Clerk, or an employee or em- 
ployees in his office, had been guilty of willful mis- 
conduct or of inexcusable negligence in the preparation 
of said Journal, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend that your 
Honorable Body concur in the following conclusions 
and recommendations, as found by your coiVimittee 
after investigation of statements contained in said 
affidavit: 

1. That the portions and statements of the official 
Journal of the meeting of the City Council held 
Friday, June 22, 1917, alleged to be "incorrect and 
false" in the affidavit of Alderman Michaelson, are 
on the contrary absolutely correct and true; 

2. That there was neither "wilful misconduct" 
nor "inexcusable negligence" on the part of the City 
Clerk or of an employe or employes in his office in 
the preparation of the Journal of the meeting held 
June 22, 1917, as alleged in said affidavit, but that 
the City Clerk and the emiployes in his office are to 
be commended for their industry, accuracy, pains- 
taking care and devotion to duty in the recording of 
the proceedings of said meeting of the City Council 
and the preparation and printing of the Journal of 
said meeting; 

3. That statements contained in the affidavit of 
Alderman Michaelson are inaccurate, misleading, un- 
fair and untrue. 

Your committee further recommends that the said 
affidavit be expunged from the Journal of the City 
Council and the records of the City Clerk. 



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American Wood Working Co.: Conduit. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance granting permission and authority to the 
American Wood Working Company to install, maintain 
and use a conduit under and across the north-and-south 
alley in the block bounded by West Grand, North Kost- 
ner, Lowell, West North and Wabansia avenues, de- 
ferred and published Octobei' 22, 1917, page 1312. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance, with compensation of $25.00 per 
annum, as fixed by the Committee on- Compensation 
[.printed in Pamphlet No. 784]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifjf, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and the 
same are hereby given and granted to the American 
Wood Working Co., a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to install, maintain and use one (1) twelve-inch 
conduit under and across the north-and-south sixteen- 
foot public alley in the block bounded by Wabansia 
avenue, North Kostner avenue, West Grand avenue. 
West North avenue and Lowell avenue, connecting the 
premises known as the southeast corner of North Kost- 
ner and Wabansia avenues with the premises known as 
the southwest tforner of Lowell and Wabansia avenues; 
said conduit to contain steam pipes and electric wires 
for the purpose of transmitting steam and electricity 
for power, heat and light between the premises of the 
grantee located at that point. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years from 
and after the passage of this ordinance, or may be re- 
voked at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his 
discretion without the consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also be subject to amend- 
ment, modification or repeal at any time without the 
consent of the said grantee, and in case of such repeal 
all the privileges herein granted shall thereupon cease 
and determine. In the event of the termination, revo^ 
cation, amendment or modification of the authority or 
privileges herein granted, by lapse of time, the exercise 
of the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise by the City 
Council of the powers above reserved, the grantee, by 
the filing of the written acceptance hereinafter pro- 
vided for, shall be understood as consenting, that the 
City shall retain all money it shall have previously re- 
ceived under the provisions of this ordinance from 



said grantee, said money to be considered and treated 
as 'Compensation for the authority, permission and 
privileges enjoyed from the date of the passage of this 
ordinance until such action by the Mayor or City Coun- 
cil as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the privileges herein 
granted, the conduit herein authorized shall be re- 
moved, unless the privileges herein granted shall be 
renewed. If said conduit shall be removed, the alley 
where the same shall have been located shall be filled 
up and the pavement over the sarne restored to a con- 
dition similar to the balance of the alley in the same 
block, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, at the sole expense of the grantee herein, with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to the City 
of Chicago, provided that in the event said grantee 
shall refuse or neglect to remove said conduit when so 
ordered to do, and to restore the pavement over said 
conduit, said work shall be done by ,the City .of Chicago, 
and the cost thereof charged to the grantee herein. 
Said grantee shall do no permanent injury to said alley 
or in any way interfere with .any public cable, wire, 
pipe or conduit therein, and shall not open or incumber 
more of said alley than shallbe necessary to enable it 
to proceed with advantage in installing said conduit. 
No permit shall be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the installation of said conSuit until plans 
and specifications of the completed structure shall first 
have' been submitted to and approved by .the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. A copy of said plans shall at 
all times remain on file in the office of the said Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago, as compensation for said conduit, the 
sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per annum, pay- 
able annually in advance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this ordinance, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter; provided, that 
if default is made in the payment of any of the install- 
ments of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted may be immediately ter- 
minated under any one of the powers reserved to the 
Mayor or City Council by Section two (2) hereof, and 
thereupon this ordinance shall become null and void. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at all 
times keep the surface of the alley over said conduit in 
a condition satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works and safe for public travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the author- 
ity of this ordinance until a permit authorizing same 
shall have been issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until the grantee 
herein shall execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00) with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the conditions and provi- 
sions of this ordinance, and conditioned further to in- 
demnify, keep and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and ex- 
penses which may in any wise come against said City 
in consequence of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to or recovered 
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act or thing done' by the grantee herein by virtue of 
the authority herein granted. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided the said grantee shall file its written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided, 
for with the 'City Clerk within sixty (6O0 days after the 
passage hereof. 



Illinois Central R. R. Co.: Iron Pipe Under and Across 
Indiana Av. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance granting permission and authority to the 
IllinoiB Central Railroad Company to maintain and use 
an,;iron pipe under and across Indiana avenue, south of 
East 12th street, deferred and published October 22, 
1917, page 1312. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance, with compensation of $50.00 per 
annum, as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
[printed in Pamphlet No.*794.] 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Ri chert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole,' Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and' 
the same are hereby given and granted to the Illinois 
Central Railroad Company, a corporation, its successors 
and assigns, to maintain and use as now constructed 
one three-inch iron pipe under and across' Indiana 
avenue at a point approximately ninety (90) feet south 
of the south line of East 12th street; said pipe to con- 
tain a steam pipe not exceeding one and one-half 
(1%) inches in diameter for the purpose of transmit- 
ting steam to the repair shop of said company situ- 
ated on the west side of Indiana avenue at that point, 
the location of said pipe being substantially as shown 
upon blue line print hereto attached which for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein grant- 
ed shall cease and determine ten (10) years from and 



after January 28, 1917, or may be revoked at any time 
prior thereto by the Mayor in his discretion without 
the consent of the grantee herein named. This ordi- 
nance shall also be subject to amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal at any time without the consent of the 
grantee, and in case of such repeal all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease and determine. 
In the event of the termination, revocation, amendment 
or modification of the authority or privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time, the exercise of the Mayor's 
discretion, or the exercise by the City Council of the 
powers above reserved, the said grantee, by the filing 
of the written acceptance hereinafter provided for, 
shall be understood as consenting that the City shall 
retain all money it shall have previously received 
under the provisions of this ordinance -from said 
grantee, said money to be considered as compensation 
for the authority, permission and privileges enjoyed 
from the date of the passage of this ordinance until 
such action by the Mayor or City Council, as the case 
may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the privileges herein 
granted, the pipe herein authorized shall be removed, 
unless the privileges herein granted shall be renewed. 
If said pipe shall be removed, the space where the 
same shall have been located shall be filled up and 
the pavement over the same restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the street in the same block, 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, at the sole expense of the grantee herein, 
without cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to the 
City of Chicago; provided, that in - the event said 
grantee shall refuse or neglect to remove said pipe 
when so ordered to do, and to restore the pavement 
over said space, said work shall be done by the City 
of Chicago, and the cost thereof charged to the grantee 
herein. Said grantee shall do no permanent injury to 
said street or in any way interfere with ajiy public 
cable, wire, pipe or conduit therein, and shall not 
open or incumber more of said street than shall be 
necessary to enable it to proceed with advantage in in- 
stalling said pipe. No permit shall be issued allowing 
any work to be done in and about the installation of 
said pipe until plans and specifications of the com- 
pleted structure shall first have been submitted to and 
approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. A 
copy of said plans shall at all times remain on file in 
the office of the said Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the City 
of Chicago, as compensation for said pipe, the sum of 
fifty dollars ($50.00) per annum, payable annually in 
advance, the first payment to be made as of the date 
of January 28, 1917, and each succeeding payment an- 
nually thereafter; provided, that if default is made in 
the payment of any of the installments of compensa- 
tion herein provided for, the privileges herein granted 
may be immediately terminated under any one of the 
powers reserved to the Mayor or City Council by. Sec- 
tion two (2) hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall 
become null and void. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance, the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at all 
times keep the surface of the street over the said pipe 
in a condition satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works and safe for public travel. 



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Section 6. No work shall be done under the authority 
of this ordinance until a permit authorizing same shall 
have been issued by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and no permit shall issue until the grantee herein 
shall execute to the City of Chicago a good and suffi- 
cient bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned upon the faithful observance and perfor- 
mance of all and singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance, and conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said City in con- 
sequence of the granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City from or by reason or on account of any act 
or thing done by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance, such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage and approval; pro- 
vided, the said grantee shall file its written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided for 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after the 
passage hereof. 



International Harvester Co. of New Jersey: Conduit 
under and across E, 104th, E. 105th and E. 106th Sts. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an order directing issuance of a permit to The Wiscon- 
sin Steel Company to install conduits under and across 
East 104th, East i05th and East 106th streets, adjacent 
to its property, deferred and published October 22, i9i7, 
page 1312. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the ordinance submitted therewith, running to the 
International Harvester Company of New Jersey, with 
compensation of $150.00 per annum, as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation [printed in Pamphlet 
No. 784]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, . Cross, Woodhuli, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, WatsOn, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the Inter- 
national Harvester Company of New Jersey, a corpora- 
tion, its successors and assigns, to install, maintain and 
use a nine-duct conduit under and across 104th street, 
f05th street and 106th street at points approximately 
two hundred ninety- four (294) feet, one hundred 
ninety-seven (197) feet and one hundred ninety-seven 
(197) feet east of the east line of Torrence avenue 
respectively; said conduit to contain wires for the 
transmission of electricity for light and power betweeni 
the premises of the said grantee, the location of same 
to be substantially as shown upon blue print hereto 
attached which for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years from 
and after the passage of this ordinance, or may be re- 
voked at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his 
discretion without the consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also be subject to amend- 
ment, modification or repeal at any time without the 
consent of the said grantee, and in case of such repeal 
all the privileges herein granted shall thereupon cease 
and determine. In the event of the termination, revo- 
cation, amendment or modification of the authority or 
privileges herein granted, by lapse of time, the exercise 
of the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise by the City 
Council of the powers above reserved, the grantefe, by 
the filing of the written acceptance hereinafter pro- 
vided for, shall be understood as consenting that the 
city shall retain all money it shall have previously re- 
ceived under the provisions of this ordinance from said 
grantee, said money to be considered and treated as 
compensation for the authority, permission and priv- 
ileges enjoyed from the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance until such action by the Mayor or City Council 
as the case may be. 

Section 3. At. the expiration of the privileges herein 
granted, the conduit herein authorized shall be re- 
moved, unless the privileges herein granted shall be 
renewed. If said conduit shall be removed, the streets 
where the same shall have been located shall be filled 
up and the pavement over the same restored to a con- 
dition similar to the balance of the streets in the same 
block, to the satisfaction of t'he Commissioner of Public 
Works, at the sole expense of the grantee herein, with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to the City 
of Chicago, provided that in the event said grantee 
shall refuse or neglect to remove said conduit when so 
ordered to do, and to' restore the pavement over said 
conduit, said work shall be done by the City of Chicago, 
and the ^cost thereof charged to the grantee herein. 
Said grantee shall do no permanent injury to said 
streets or in any way interfere with any public cable, 
wire, pipe or conduit therein, and shall not open or in- 
cumber more of said streets than shall be necessary to 
enable it to proceed with advantage in installing said 
conduit. No permit shall be issued allowing any work 
to be done in and about the installation of said conduit 
until plans and specifications of the completed structure 
shall first have been submitted to and approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. A copy of -said plans 
shall at all times remain on file in the office of the said 
•Commissioner of Public Works. 



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Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago, as compensation for said conduit, the 
sum of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per an- 
num, payable annually in advance, the first payment 
' to be made as of the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance and each succeeding payment annually there- 
after; provided, that if default is made in the payment 
of any of the installments of compensation herein pro- 
vided for, the privileges herein granted may be imme- 
diately terminated under any one of the powers re- 
served to the Mayor or City Council by Section two 
(2) hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become 
null and void. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at all 
times keep the surface of the streets over said conduit 
in a condition satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and safe for public travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the author- 
ity of this ordinance "until a permit authorizing same 
shall have been issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until the grantee 
herein shall execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000) with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful observance and 
performance of all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and conditioned further to 
indemnify, keep and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all 'liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and ex- 
penses which may in any wise come against said city 
in consequence of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said City from or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee herein by virtue of 
the authority herein granted. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided the said grantee shall file its written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided 
for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after the 
passage hereof. 



Moody Bible Institute of Chicago: €onduits, Water Main 
and Vault. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on an 
ordinance granting permission and authority to The 
Moody Bible Institute of Chicago to install, maintain 
and use a conduit across the • intersection of North 
La Salle street and West Chestnut street, deferred and 
publfshed October 22, 1917, page 1312. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute ordinance submitted therewith, with 



compensation of SI. 00 per annum, as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in Pamphlet No. 784]. 

_ The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri^ 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to The Moody 
Institute of Chicago, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to install, maintain and use two (2) twelve- 
inch tile conduits and one (1) four-inch cast iron wa- 
ter main under and across the intersection of North 
LaSalle street and West Chestnut street, connecting 
the premises known as the southwest and northeast 
corners of said streets, said conduits and main to 
be used for the purpose of transmitting electricity, 
steam and water for light, heat and power, for fire 
protection and transmission of sounds; also to con- 
struct and maintain a vault, with a manhole in the 
surface over same in the intersection of said streets, 
for the purpose of obtaining access to said conduits, 
the location of said conduits, main and vault to be 
substantially as shown upon blue print hereto attached 
which for greater certainty is hereby made a part of 
this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years from 
and after September 8, 1917, or may be revoked at 
any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his discretion 
without the consent of the grantee herein named. 
This ordinance shall also be subject to amendment, 
modification or repeal at any time without the con- 
sent of the said grantee, and in case of such repeal 
all the privileges herein granted shall thereupon cease 
and determine. In the event of the termination, revo- 
cation,' amendment or modification of the authority 
or^ privileges herein granted, by lapse of time, the 
exercise of the Mayor's, discretion, or the exercise by 
the Oity Council of the powers above reserved, the 
grantee, by the filing of the written acceptance here- 
inafter provided for, shall be understood as consent- 
ing that the city shall retain all money it shall have 
previously received under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance from said grantee, said money to be iQonsidered 
and treated as compensation for the authority, per- 
mission and privileges enjoyed from the date of the 
passage of this' ordinance until such action by the 
Mayor or City Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the privileges here- 
in granted, the conduits, main and vault herein au- 
thorized shall be removed, unless the privileges here- 



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ill granted shall bo renewed. If said conduits, main 
and vault shall be removed, the space where the same 
shall have been located shall be filled up and the 
pavement over the same restored to a condition similar 
to the balance of the streets in the same block, to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public Works, at 
the sole expense of the grantee herein, without cost or 
expense of any kind whatsoever to the City of Chi- 
cago, provided that in the event said granlee shall 
refuse or neglect to remove said conduits, main and 
vault when so ordered to do, and to restore the pave- 
ment over said conduits, main and vault, said work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago, and the cost 
thereof charged to the grantee herein. Said grantee 
shall do no permanent injury to said streets or in any 
\yay interfere with any public cable, wire, pipe or 
conduit therein, and shall not open or incumber more 
of said streets than shall be necessary to enable it to 
proceed with advantage in installing said conduits, main 
and vault. No permit shall be issued allowing any work 
to be done in and about the installation of said conduits, 
main and vault until plans and specifications of the 
completed structure shall first have been submitted to 
and approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 
A copy of said plans shall at all times remain on file 
in the office of the said Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago, as compensation for said conduits, 
main and vault the sum of one dollar ($1.00) per an- 
num, payable annually in advance, the first payment to 
be made as of the date of September 8, 1917, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter; provided, 
that if default is made in the payment of any of the 
installments of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted inay be immediately ter- 
minated under any one of the powers reserved to the 
Mayor or City Council by Section two (2) hereof, and 
thereupon this ordinance shall become null and void. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns shall at all 
times keep the surface of the streets over said con- 
duits, main and vault in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works and safe for public 
travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the au- 
thority of this ordinance until a permit authorizing 
same shall have been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue until the 
grantee herein shall execute to the City of Chicago 
a good and sufficient bond in the penal sum: of ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000) with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon the faijhful 
observance and performance of all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep and save harmless 
the City of Chicago against all liabilities, judgments, 
costs, damages and expenses which may in any wise 
come against said city in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein grant- 
ed. Said bond and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the life of this ordi- 



nance such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided the said grantee shall file its written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided 
for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage hereof. 



78th PI., between Stewart Av. and C, R. I. & P. R. R.: 
Change of Name to "Winneconna Av." 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on iStreets and Alleys on 
sundry matters concerning proposed changes in the 
names of certain streets, deferred and published Octo- 
ber 22, 1917, page 1313. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamiphlet No. 784]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Nofris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 0' Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher^ Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

AN ordinance 
Changing the name of a certain street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: \ 

Section 1. That the name of West 78th place, ly- 
ing between the right of way of the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railroad and Stewart avenue, be and 
the same is hereby c'hanged to "Winneconna avenue". 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances 
conflicting with this ordinance, be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3.' This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 



S. Michigan Av., from E. 95th St. to E. 108th St.: Paving 
Avith Creosoted Wooden Blocks. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with creosoted wooden blocks South 
Michigan avenue from East 95th street to East 108th 



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street, deferred and published October 22, 1917, page 
1313. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report, to ap- 
prove istaid estimate and to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas-^GoughUn, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 0' Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None.. 



E. 103rd PI., from, Cottage Grove Av. to Corliss Av., Etc. 
(System) : Paving with Asphaltic Macadam. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on a 
recommendation, . estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphaltic macadam a system 
of street® as follows, to wit: East 103rd place from Cot- 
tage Grove avenue to Corliss avenue, etc., deferred and 
published October 22, 1917, page 1313. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report, to 
approve said estimate and to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by. yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughliri, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith,- Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff. Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Powers, Franz, Fick, 
Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, ■ Watson, Adamowski, 
Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 59. 

Nays — Bowler, Kennedy — 2. 



Trustees for Mary L. Barnes: Scale in Alley. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on an 
order directing issuance of a permit to trustees for 
Mary L. Barnes to maintain and use a scale in alley ad- 
joining premises known as 1104 South Wabash avenue, 
deferred and published October 22, 1917, page 1313. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kei:ner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H.. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pe'gram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Maude A. N. Young and Charles J. Barnes and Nelson 
L. Barnes, as trustees for Mary L. Barnes, to maintain 
and operate a scale in the alley adjoining the premises 
located at 1104 South Wabash avenue, in accordance 
with plans and specifications to be filed with and ap- 
proved by the said Commissioner of Public Works, 
upon the filing of the application and bond and pay- 
ment of the initial compensation provided for by ordi- 
nance. 



Sunnyside Av,: Widening of the Street between Mil- 
waukee Av. and N. Central Av. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on a 
recommendation and ordinance for widening Sunnyside 
avenue from Milwaukee avenue to North Central ave- 
nue, deferred and published October 22, 1917, page 
1313. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



Vita Longo: Maintenance of Stairway. 

Aid; Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on an 
order directing that Vita Longo be permitted to main- 
tain stairway at 2346 West Ohio street, deferred and 
publislhed October 22, 1917, page 1314. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein presented an order authorizing main- 
tenance of a stairway by Vita Longo, and moved to sub- 
stitute said order for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed.. 



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Aid. Haderlein moved to pass said substitute order. 
The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifif, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, 
Block, .Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Vita 
Longo to maintain a stairway as at present constructed 
at 2346 West Ohio street. Said stairway shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public Works. This pri- 
vilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 



Sears, Roebuck & Co.: Canopies. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on an 
order directing issuance of a permit to Sears, Roebuck 
& Company to maintain and use two canopies over 
sidewalk space adjoining premises located at the 
northwest corner of Fulton and North Jefferson streets, 
deferred and published October 22, 1917, page 1^14. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to, concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is Said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized -to issue a permit to Sears^ 
Roebuck & Co. to maintain and use as now constructed 
two (2) canopies, one over the sidewalk in Fulton street 
and the other over the sidewalk in North "Jefferson 
street, to be attached to the building or structure lo- 
cated at the northwest corner of Fulton and North 
Jefferson streets, in accordance with plans and specifi- 
cations to be filed with the Commissioner of -Public 
Works and approved by the Commissioner of Buildings 
and Chief of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, said 
canopy in Fulton street not to exceed 21 feet in length 
nor 15 feet in width and said canopy in North Jefferson 
street not to exceed 141 feet in length nor 14 feet in 
width, upon the filing of the application and bond and 
payment of the initial compensation provided for by 
ordinance. 



recommendation,' estimate and ordinance for a system 
of sewers in the following streets: South Crawford 
avenue from the main channel of The Sanitary District 
of Chicago to East 71st street, etc. (system), deferred 
and publdshed October 29, 1917, page 1364. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to concur in said report, to 
approve said estimate and to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays a)s follows: 
Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance,. 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU," 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
'guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kosftier, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 



Angelo Alessi: Occupancy of Rooms. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing that Angelo Alessi be permitted to 
occupy and maintain rooms in building, deferred and 
published October 22, 1917, page 1315. . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow Angelo 
Alessi to occupy and maintain rooms as' now con- 
structed in the building at 265 Alexander street. 



S. Crawford Av., from Main Channel of Sanitary District 
of Chicago to E. 71st St., Etc. (System) : Sewers. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys on a 



A. C. Barosso: Construction of Frame Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing issuance of a permdt to A. C. Ba- 
rosso to construct a frame shed, deferred and published 
October 22, 1917, page 1315. ■ 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as' follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. ■ McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to A. C. Barosso 
. to erect and maintain a frame shed, 18 by 22 feet, on 
premises known as 3844 Osgood street. 



Cable Lumber Co.: Maintenance of Shelter Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Commdttee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing that the Cable, Lumber Company 
be permitted to maintain frame shelter shed, def'^rred 
and published October 22, 1917, page 1315. 

The motion prevailed. • 

* Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follpwis : 
Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow the Cable Lumber Com- 
pany to maintain frame shelter shed as at present con- 
structed on premises at 417 North Western avenue. 



Gold Furniture Co.: Maintenance of Shelter Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing issuance of a permit to the Gold 
Furniture Company for maintenance of shed, deferred 
and published October 22, 1917, page 1316. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 

pass said order. . * 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A, McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby directed 
to issue a permit to the Gold Furniture Co., to main- 
tain shelter shed at 2250 South Union avenue, as the 
same is at present constructed. 



Thomas B. Galbraith: Alterations in Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to Thomas 
B. Galbraith for interior alterations in building, de- 
ferred and published October 22, 1917, page 1316. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order as amended by said committee. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long,, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson,- Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of. Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Thomas B. Galbraith for 
interior alterations in building located at 2346-8 Calu- 
met avenue, according to plans on file in the office of 
the Commissioner of Buildings. 



S. H. Harris Englewood Hebrew School: Bemodeling of 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 



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Hall on an onitM' dirocling issuance of a permit to the 
iii H. Harris Englewood Hebrew School to remodel 
building, deferred and published October 22, 1917, page 
1316. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur dn said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and mays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. Mc-Cormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamow^ski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the S. H. Harris Englewood Hebrew School, south- 
east corner West 62nd and South Morgan streets, to re- 
model building at the above address as per plans now 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of Buildings 
and Health. 



to Max Lau Colortype Company to enlarge passageway 
between their buildings located at 1030-10''i6 Fullerton 



avenue. 



Max Lau Colortype Co.: Enlargement of Passageway 
between Buildings. 



J. H. Morris: Construction of Frame Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on, 
an order directing issuance of a permit to J. H. Morris 
to construct a frame shed, deferred and published Oc- 
tober 22, 1917, page 1316. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^-€oughlin, Kenna; Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. . , 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. H. Morris 
to erect a frame shed at 1846 Warren avenue, accord- 
ing to plans on file with the Commissioner of Buildings. 



Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing issuance of a permit to Max Lau 
Colortype Company to enlarge passageway between 
buildings, deferred and published October 22, 1917, 
page 1316. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel rnoved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— 'Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as; passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a permit 



Carl Bloomberg: Alterations in Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to'consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing issuance of a permit to Carl -Bloom- 
berg to make alterations in building at 5749 West O^hio 
street, deferred and published October 2'9, 19rl7, page 
1364. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole,. Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 



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directed to allow Carl Bloomberg to make alterations 
and erect frame addition to building located at 5749 
West Ohio street, in accordance with plans on file in 
the office of the Commissioner of Buildings. 



Catholic Bishop of Chicago: Frame Portable Church 
Building on Patterson Av. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report, of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing that the Catholic Bishop of Chi- 
cago be permitted to construct a frame portable church 
building at No. 4933 Patterson avenue, deferred and 
published October 29, 1917, page 1364. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 
' The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A, McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to allow the Catholic Bishop of Chicago to 
erect a frame portable church building at 4933 Patter- 
son avenue for a period of two years. 



S. H. Huff: Construction of Frame Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing issuance of a permit to S. H. Huff to 
construct a frame shed, deferred and published October 
29, 1917, page 1364. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The- motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A, McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 



guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, • Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comimissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to S. H. Huff to 
erect and maintain frame shed, 20 feet by 20 feet, on 
premises 7617 Eberhart avenue. 



J. Woinocuski: Maintenance of Building. 

. Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing that J. Woinocuski be permitted to 
maintain building at 4316 South Maplewood avenue, 
deferred and published October 29, 1917, page 1364. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, SchwaVtz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, 
Block, Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodri- 
guez, Kaindl, Kunz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, 
Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H, McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Watson, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, O'Toole, Pegram, Long, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None, 

The f ollowihg' is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow J. 
Woinocuski to maintain and occupy building as now 
constructed at 4316 South Maplewood avenue, provided 
that the plumbing shall be installed according to the 
requirements of the Sanitary Bureau of the Depart- 
ment of Health. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Toman moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed to meet on Monday, November, 19, 1917, at 2:00 
o'clock P. M. 






CITY CLERK. 



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JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS 



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CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, Nov. 19, 1917 

2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Hon. Wm, Hale Thompson, Mayor, and 
Aid. Cougihlin, Kenjia, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, 
Ellison, iSteffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roeder, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch and Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Franz. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the printed record of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
November 5, 1917 (as submitted by the City Clerk), 
as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



Coinmunications fi-om the Mayor, City Clerk and Other 

OfTicers, Departments and Branches of the 

City Government. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting), the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Releases from House of Correction: Report. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted by His Honor 
the Mayor, containing a list of the names of persons 
released by him' from the House of Correction during 
the three weeks ended November 17, 1917, togethei- 
with the cause of each release, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Quorum. 



The Clerk called the roll of members, and^there was 
found to be 



Art Commission of the City of Chicago: Appomtments 
of Members. 



A quorum present. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 



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Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, November 19, 1917, | 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the authority conferred 
upon me by law I hereby appoint the following to be 
members of the Art Commission of the City of Chicago : 

Jarvis Hunt, for a term of three years, 
Emil Zettler, for a term of two years, 
,Victor Higgins, for a term of one year, 
Hon. Carter, H. Harrison, for a term of two years,, 
L. C. Kuhnert,. for a term of three years, 
' Frank M. Morris, for a term of one year. 
Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to suspend the rules temporarily, 
to permit immediate consideration of the foregoing 
appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in said appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 



Charles E. Frazier and Joseph P. Geary: Appointments 
as Members of Civil Service Commission. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which was ordered 
published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, November 16, 1917,| 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg to inform you that I have re- 
appointed Charles E. Frazier, Civil Service Commis- 
sioner of the City of Chicago, to succeed himself, for 
the term ending June 30th, 1919; and Joseph P, Geary 
as Civil Service Commissioner of the City of Chicago, 
to succeed himself, for the term ending June 30th, 
1918, in accordance with Section One of the Civil 
Servfce Law. 



(Signed) 



Yours very truly, 

Wm. Hale Thompson, 
Mayor. 



Cabarets and Restaurants: Report of October, 1917, 
Grand Jury, 

also. 

The following communication, which was, together 
with the communication and report transmitted there- 
with, referred to the Committee on License: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, November 19, 1917.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a copy of a com- 
munication from the State's Attorney transmitting a 



copy of the report of the October 1917 Grand Jury, 
which contains recommendations to your Honorable 
Body in reference to cabarets and restaurants, 

I respectfully recommend the reference of the report 
to your committee where the subject referred to now 
is under consideration. 



(Signed) 



Yours respectfully, 

Wm, Hale Thompson, 
Mayor. 



CITY CLERK. 



Acceptances and Bonds: Report 

The City Clerk submitted a report of acceptances 
and bonds under ordinances, filed in his office and not 
previously reported to the Council, which was ordered 
published in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows: 



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Office of the City ClerK; 
Chicago, November 19, 1917 

2'o the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions of 
the Chicago Code of 1911, I hereby make report of 
acceptances and bonds filed in this office: 

Mercy Hospital and Mercy Orphan Asylum : Accept- 
ance and bond, ordinance of Nov. 28, 1916, tunnels 
under alley; filed Jan. 31, 191.7. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully yours, 

James T. Igoe, 
City Clerk. 



Milk Supply of the City: Co-operative System of Dis- 
tribution. 

also. 

The following communications, which were ordered 
published and referred to the Committee on Health: 

United States Food Administration, 
Chicago, November 9, 1917. 

James T. Igoe, Esq., City Clerk, 
City Hall, Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sir-t-I beg to acknowledge receipt of your 
esteemed favor of the 7th inst., enclosing copy of 
resolution passed by the City Council relative to the 
milk situation. 

I have the honor to advise you that the United States 
Food Administration has undertaken the responsibility 
of the investigation which you suggest and will in the 
course of -a very few days name a commission for this 
purpose. 

Very sincerely yours, 
(Signed) H. A. Wheeler. 



November 19, 1917. 



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State Council of Defen8e,| 
Chicago, November 8, 1917. j 

Hon. James T. Igoe, 
City Clerk, City Hall, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

Dear Sir— I have your letter of the 7th inst. trans- 
mitting a certified copy of the resolution adopted by 
the City Council on November 5th with relation to the 
milk supply of the City of Chicago. 

I will confer with Mr. Harry A. Wheeler, Federal 
Food Administrator for Illinois, and then communicate 
with you again. 

Yours truly, 



(Signed) 



Samuel Insull, 
Chairman. 



Charles Martin: Acknowledgment of Testimonial. 

ALSO, 

The following acknowledgment, which was ordered 
published and placed on file: 

Chicago, November 12, 1917. 

Mayor William Hale Thompson and Members of Chicago 

City Council: 

Honorable Gentlemen — Kindly accept our deep 
gratitude for the honors shown our brother the late 
Congressman Charles Martin. 

Most respectfully, 

Patrick F., Nellie 

and 
Glarinda T. Martin. 



Miehael S. Garry: Acknowledgment of Testimonial. 

also, 

The following' acknowledgment, which was ordered 
published and placed on file: 

Chicago, Illinois, November 16, 1917. 

City Council, Chicago, Illinois: 

Gentlemen — It gave us great pleasure to receive 
through the courtesy of Alderman Kostner a copy of 
the resolutions adopted by the City Council pertaining 
to the death of our dear Father, Michael S. Garry, and 
we wish to convey our appreciation of the thoughtful- 
ness of Aldermen Kostner and Toman for presenting 
his name to the Council for recognition, and to the 
entire body for their prompt and unanimous accept- 
ance. The testimonial will be preserved among our 
dearest possessions. 



Very truly yours, 



Garry Family. 



North Central Business District Assn.: Betterment of 
Local Transportation Conditions. 

ALSO, 

A resolution from the North Central Business Dis- 



trict Association, urging immediate action in the better- 
ment of local transportation conditions, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Telegraph Companies: Fees for Poles and Wires Cross- 
ing Streets, Alleys, Etc. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance granting permission and authority to 
certain telegraph companies to occupy streets, alleys, 
public grounds, etc. with poles, wires, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light. 



Municipal Milk Stations: Suggestion for Establishment. 

ALSO, 

A resolution from the Woman's Committee of the 
Council of National Defense, Illinois Division, urging 
the establishment of municipal milk stations, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Health. 



Nic. Pfeiffer: Addition to Building. 

ALSO, 

An order directing issuance of a permit to Nic. 
Pfeiffer to construct a frame addition to building at 
6127 East Ravenswood avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 



Primary and Election Days: Closing of City Hall. 

ALSO, 

- A report of the Chicago B^ureau of Public Efficiency, 
requesting that offices in the City Hall be kept open 
on future primary and election days, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

ALSO, 

A claim of B. F. Clettenberg for a rebate of water 
rates, and a claim of The Sanitary District of Chicago 
for compensation for damage to property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



"Bar Permits": Report. 

The Clerk presented a report, submitted by the City 
Collector, containing a list of persons to whom special 
"bar permits" were issued since the last preceding 
meeting of tlie Council, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



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CITY COMPTROLLEU. the City of Chicago with the recommendation that it 

be passed. 

Respectfully, 

Duplicate Payrolls: for October, 1917. ,„. ,, t- t r> 

* "^ (Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

The Clerk presented duplicate payrolls, submitted Commissioner of Public Works. 

by the City Comptroller, for the month of October, 

, ' , - , . ;, .>,] . , ' 1 Recommended by 

1917, which were ordered ^ 

,,,,„, , William R. Matthews, 

Placed on file. 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 

. - Geo. E. McGrath, 

City Depositaries: Minimum and Avcrayc Daily Bal- Superintendent, Bureau of Sewers. 

ances (for October, 1917). tt • l ■ t a t- ^r 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration oi 

also, the ordinance submitted with the foregoing com- 

. ,. , . , . ,, munication. 

The following communication, which was, together 

with the statement transmitted therewith, ordered Aid. Healy moved to pass said ordinance, 

placed on file : ^^^ motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Department op Finance,| Yeas— Cougiilin Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 

Chicago, November 5, 1917. | Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 

, „ , .,, . ry-^ Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhiill, Block, 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, m City johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick,. CuUerton, Novak, 

Council Assembled: ' . Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 

Gentlemen— In accordance with the order of the Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 

City Council passed February 3, 1914, we beg to sub- Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison. Steffen, Wallace, 

mit herewith City Comptroller's bank statement show- Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 

ing the minimum and average daily balances in each son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 

of the City Depositaries for the month of October. O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram,. Long, Rea, Fisher, 

ig^j^ _ Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Respectfully, iVays— None. 

(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Comptroller. 

an ordinance 

; ' Establishing the grades of sundry streets in the City 

of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
DEPARTMENT OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
' Chicago: 

Street-lighting Substations: Operation. Section 1. That the grades of the following streets. 

The Clerk presented a communication, submitted by '\ f^^ ^^^f ^^^ ^'itt in^l''^'"' ''' ""'''^'^ established 
the Commissioner of Gas and Electricity, requesting ^t the following elevations: 

that provision be made for the operation of street- Ty®^ ?^^ 

lighting substations from December 8, 1917, to January {in beet., 

1, 1918, which was At the Southeast curb corner of West North Avenue 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric and North Lockwood Avenue 32..'5 

"Light. At the Southwest curb corner of West North 

Avenue and North Lockwood Avenue 32.9 

.' ~~ At the Northeast and Northwest curb corners of 

DEPARTMENT- OF PUBLIC WORKS. fest North Avenue and North Lockwood 

Avenue "»''••' 

' On North Lockwood Avenue at 125 feet south of 

Grades: Sundry Streets. ^he South line of Wesi North Avenue 32.4 

At the Northeast and Northwest curb corners of 

The Clerk presented the following communication North Hamlin Avenue and Belmont Avenue 20.4 

submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works : ^^ ^j^^ Northeast and Northwest curb corners of - 

Department of Public Works,| North Ridgeway Avenue and Belmont Avenue.. 19.6 

Bureau op Sewers,}- On Palmer Street at the West line of Palmer 

Chicago, November 17, 1917.J Square 18.0 

On North Kedzie Avenue at the South line of 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: Palmer Square 18.0 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- On Kimball Avenue at 300 feet north of the North 
nance for the establishment of sundry street grades in line of Altgeld Street 19.0 



18.2 



November 19, 1917. 

On Wolfram Street at the Southwesterly curb line 
of Milwaukee Avenue 

On East 41st Street at 130 feet west of the West 
line of St. Lawrence Avenue 18.0 

At the Northeast and Southeast curb corners of 
South Park Avenue and East 80th Street 8.8 

At the Northwest and Southwest curb corners of 

South Park Avenue and East 80th Street 

At the intersection of South Park Avenue and East 

84th Street . . .. 

At the intersection of Sjsuth Park Avenue and East 

85th Street *• • ^-^ 

At the intersection of South Park Avenue and East 

86th Street 

At the intersection of South Park Avenue and East 

87th Street ^-^ 

At the intersection of South Park Avenue and East 

87th Place 

At the intersection of South Park Avenue and East 

88th Street 

At the intersection of South Park Avenue and East 

89th Street _• 

At the intersection of South Park Avenue and East 

89th Place • 

On East 63rd Street at the right-of-way lines of the 

Illinois Central Railroad ' ^-^ 

At the intersection of Cortland Street and North 

Robey Street < ^^'•'^ 

The above elevations shall be measured from the 
plane of Low Water of Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as 
established by the Board of Trustees of the Ilhnois 
and Michigan Canal and fixed by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago on July Hth, 1898. by an ordi- 
nance relating to the Lind. BlOck Bench Mark, which 
ordinance was re-enacted as Section 1063 of the 
Chicago Code of 1911. 

Section 2. That all grades heretofore established 
conflicting with the grades herein are hereby abolished. 



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Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in 
from and after its passage. 



force 



Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal). 

ALSO, 

The following communication: - 

Department OP Public Works,"! 

Bureau op Sewers, j- 

- CHICAGO, November 10, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- 
nance for the repeal of sundry street grades in the 
City of Chicago with the recommendation that it be 
passed. 

Yours truly. 



(Signed) 



Frank I. Bennett, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



William R. Matthews, 
Bench and Grade Engineer. 
Geo. E. McGrath, 
Superintendent, Bureau of Sewers. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing com- 
munication. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, By yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas__Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, N/ance, A. A. Mo- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdiok, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

an ordinance 

Repealing such portions of ordinances heretofore passed 
as establish the grades of sundry streets in the City 
of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That any and all parts of ordinances 
heretofore passed which establish the grades of the 
following streets, at the locations and at the elevations 
above Chicago City Datum herein indicated, be and the 
same are hereby repealed: 

Elevations 
(In Feet.) 

41st Street, 200 feet west of the center of St. Law- 
rence Avenue , * ' ' ' ^^'^ 

On West North Avenue at intersection of North 
Lockwood Avenue (North 63rd Avenue) produced 

from the South 32.5 

At the intersection of Belden Avenue and North 

Crawford Avenue 25.0 

At the intersection of Belmont Avenue and North 

Kildare Avenue 3^^^ 

On Fletcher Street 682 feet east of North Tripp 

Avenue • ^^-^ 

At the intersection of Fletcher Street and North 

Crawford Avenue 22.5 

On North Crawford Avenue 300 feet north of 

George Street 23.0 ■ 

At the intersection of North Hamlin Avenue and 

BLoomingdale Avenue -. • • 24.0 

At the intersection of North Hamlin Avenue and 

Concord Place 23.5 

On North Lawndale Avenue 477.63 feet north of 

Wabansia Avenue 22.5 

On Monticello Avenue 597.65 feet north of 
Wabansia Avenue 22.5 



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1456 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. November 19, 1917. 

At (ho intersection of Belmont Avenue and North Marshall Botil. Municipal Plant and House of Correction: 

Troy Street 16.0 Visit of Inspection by City Council. 

At the intersection of Fletcher Street and North ^lso 

.\lbany Avenue 13.5 ' 

At the intersection of North Francisco Avenue and .Alu!^^S''f ''''■' '"^"^^^^f^ ^^ "^« Commissioner 

Wellington Avenue 12.5 ^i ^"'^^'f ^T ' '''•'''^"f "'' T""^f ' .^^ ^^' ^^'^ 

:■ Council to make a visit of inspection to the Marshall 

At the intersection of McLean Avenue and North boulevard municipal plant and the House of Correc- 

Springfield Avenue 23.5 tion, which was ordered 

On North Springfield Avenue 300 feet south of Placed on file. 

Dickens Avenue 23.0 

At the Northeast curb corner of Armitage Avenue 

and North Springfield Avenue 22.0 Bureau of Waste Disposal: Monthly Report (for 

On North Harding Avenue, 300 feet north of George ' ^' 

Street 22.0 also. 

At* the intersection of Houssen Court and North A report of the activities of the Bureau of Waste 

Springfield Avenue 21.5 Disposal for the month of October, 1917, which was 

'On Kimball Avenue, 610 feet north of Fullerton Referred to the Committee on Finance 

Avenue 20.0 

On Kimball Avenue, 1292 feet north of Fullerton 
Avenue 18.5 BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

On Kimball Avenue, 951 feet north of Fullerton . 

' ^^^^""^ ■ Vacation of Alley: Adjoining Tuley High School 

Section 2. That this ordinance shall be in force Premises. 

from and after its passage. The Clerk presented a communication, submitted by 

the Board of Education, requesting that a proposed 

' ordinance for the vacation of an alley adjoining the 

Tuley High School premises be placed on file, which was 
Thos. Cusack Co.: Loading Platform. Referred to the Committee on Schools, Fire, Police 

and Civil Service. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which was, together 
with the ordinance transmitted therewith, referred to BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

the Committee on Streets and Alleys: 

Department OF Public WoRKs,^ Assessment Rolls. 
Bureau OP Compensation,}- 

Chicago, November 17 1917. { ^"^ ^'^^^ presented lists, submitted by the Board 

■' of Local Improvements, of assessment rolls filed in the 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of County Court November 5 and November 12, for final 

the City of Chicago: hearing November 22 and November 30, 1917, respec- 
tively, which were ordered 
Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for consideration 

by your Honorable Body an ordinance granting au- Placed on xile. 

thority to the Thos. Cusack Company to maintain and 

use as now constructed a loading platform in the alley 

in the rear of 1312-60 West Harrison street. ' MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. , 

The platform referred to has been in existence for 

a number of years and the purpose of the enclosed Financial Statement: for September, 1917. 

ordinance is to secure the payment of compensation to 

the City for the privilege, according to an agreement '^^^ ^'^^^ presented a statement, submitted by the 

secured by the Bureau of Compensation from the ^^^^^ of directors of the Municipal Tuberculosis Sani- 

grantee. tarium, for the month of September, 1917, which was 

T 11 1 ii, i lu 1- T f . , Referred to the Committee on Finance 

I would suggest that the ordinance be referred to i i »i-tcc un x numue. 

the Committee on Streets and Alleys for consideration. 

Yours very truly, POLICE PENSION FUND. 

(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. Tax Levy for 1918: Estimate of Amount Necessary. 

H. V. McGurren, rpjjg Qjgj,j^ presented a statement, submitted by the 

Superintendent of Compensation. board of trustees of the Police Pension Fund, showing 



November 19, 1917, 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



1457 



the assets of the fund on November 1, 1917, estimated 
receipts for 1918, and estimated amount necessary for 
tax levy of 1918, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



ComptPoUer's and Depiartmental Estimates for 1918: 
Contract for Printing. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with, authorizing a contract for the printmg of the 
Comptroller's and departmental estimates for 1918. 

Aid. Riohert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen pres- 
ent to defer consideration of said report for final 
action thereon until the next regular meeting, and the 
question being put, the vote thereon was as follows : 

y^as— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, lliff.. 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison. Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubeci 
O'TooIe, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
' Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby, authorized and directed to enter into a con- 
tract with W. J. Hartman Co. for printing the Comp- 
troller's and Departmental Estimates for the year 1918, 
at a price not to exceed $5.90 per page, and $1.25 per 
hour for corrections and alterations. 



City Depositaries: Regulations for Designation of Active 
Banlcs. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an ordinance submitted therewith, 
prescribing regulations for designations of "active" 
banks among depositaries of the City's funds. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen pres- 
ent to defer consideration of said report for final ac- 
tion thereon until the next regular meeting, and the 
question being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nlance, A. A. Mc- 



Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, WoodhuU, Block. 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, W'alkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. • 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending sections 26 and 64 and repealing section 30 
of The Chicago Code of 1911. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 26 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911 be and the same is hereby amended to read as 
follows : 

"26. Average Montlily Balance Not To Exceed 
$2,000,000.) The City Comptroller in advertising 
for such bids is authorized and directed to give no- 
tice that the average monthly balance to be kept in 
any one bank shall not exceed an amount equal to 
one-half the capital stock, surplus and undivided 
profits of such bank, but no bank shall have more 
than two million dollars of city money on deposit 
at any one time excepting during the period when 
any given bank may be designated as an active bank 
as herein provided for, when this amount may be 
increased if occasion demands, the intent of this 
ordinance being, however, not to unduly increase 
the deposits in stich active bank or banks. The 
city comptroller may designate from time to 
time, for such period of the fiscal year as he deems 
advisable and for the best interests of the city, one 
or more of the depositaries selected in accordance 
with law as as an active bank or active banks and 
to rescind such selection or selections at any time 
when in his judgment such change should be made, 
but no bank shall be selected as an active bank unless 
its aggregate capital stock and surplus at the time it 
is accepted as a city depositary is one million dol- 
lars or more." 

Section 2. That Section 64 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911 be and the same is hereby amended to read as 
follows : 

"64. Active Bank.) During the period for which 
any such depositary shall be designated as an active 
bank under the provisions of Section 26, the city 
treasurer shall deposit a in such active bank such 
sums as will make the balance therein not to ex- 
ceed two million dollars, except as provided in sec- 
tion 26, and shall draw his checks to pay warrants 
drawn upon him by the mayor and city comptroller 
upon such active bank." 

' Section 3. That Section 30 of The Chicago Code of 
1911 be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
ill force from and after its passage and approval. 



1458 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



November 19, 1917. 



Board of Education: Tax Anticipation Warrants 
(Building Purposes Fund). 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an ordinance submitted therewith, 
autiiorizing issuance of warrants against and in an- 
ticipation of taxes levied for school building purposes 
lor 1917. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen pres- 
ent to defer consideration of said report for final ac- 
tion thereon until the next regular meeting, and the 
question being put, the vote thereon was as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliif, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Mance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 6i. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Whereas, There is not sufficient money in the treas- 
ury of the City of Chicago to meet and defray the or- 
dinary and necessary expenses chargeable under the 
law against the school building taxes; and. 

Whereas, The Board of Education of the City of 
Chicago has, by resolution duly passed at a regular 
meeting thereof, requested the City Council of the 
City to authorize the issuing and disposing of war- 
rants drawn against and in anticipation of the taxes 
for school building purposes for the year 1917, levied 
by said city for Ba,id purpose, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five per centum of the total amount 
of said tax levy, for the purpose of providing funds to 
meet and defray the ordinary and necessary expenses 
of the schools of said city for such purposes; now, 
therefore. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Comptroller be, and 
they are hereby authorized, upon the request of the 
Board of Education of the City of Chicago, to issue 
warrants against and in anticipation of the school 
building tax already levied by the City of Chicago for 
the payment of the ordinary and necessary expenses 
chargeable against the school building taxes of the 
public schools of said City for the year 1917 (the funds 
for the purpose having been exhausted), to the extent 
of seventy-five per centum of the total amount of said 
tax levy. Such warrants to be issued only in con- 
formity with Section 132 of an Act of the General As- 
isembly of the State of Illinois entitled "An Act to 
amend Sections 128 to 139, inclusive, and Section 161 
of an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish and maintain a 
system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 
1909; and to provide a method of proving the records, 



rules, resolutions, and ordinances of boards of educa- 
tion in cities having a population exceeding 100,000 
inhabitants," approved and in force on April 20, 1917, 
and to bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per 
centum from the date of their issuance until paid. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19lh, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re care of new bathhouses, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay from the Construc- 
tion funds for the Frank Lawler Public Bath, Polk 
and Paulina streets, and the Kedzie Avenue Municipal 
Bath at 24th street and the Lincoln Street Bath, for 
coal and for one caretaker for each of said baths until 
such time as provision is made by the Health Depart- 
ment for the operation of said baths. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19thj 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works jn re furnishing of water to the City of Blue 
Island, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to allow the City of 
Blue Island, under its agreement with the City of 
Chicago, to furnish water to the Libby, McNeal & Libby 
plant being constructed south of Blue Island, and to 
furnish water to such other persons, firms or corpora- 
tions now located or to become located along said loca- 
tion south of Blue Island as in his judgment may be 
done without affecting the water supply of the City 
of Chicago, provision in said authority to allow the 
city to discontinue the service upon proper notice. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



November 19, I9l7. 



iltePORTS OF COMMITTEfig. 



14^9 



ALSO, 



The same commiltee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

- • Chicago, November 19th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

' Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Health in 
re extension of time for completion of contract for 
chemicals with A. Daigger & Company, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized, in accordance with his request 
of November 1st, 1917 attached hereto, to extend the 
time of contract with A. Daigger & Company, dated 
April, 25th, for chemicals for a period up to December 
20th, 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Conimissioner of Public 
Works in re amendment of order, of October 22nd, 
1917 authorizing the purchase of two multi-trucks, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on October 22nd, 1917, and shown at page 1342 
of the council proceedings of that date, authorizing 
the purchase of two Barrett Multi-trucks, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows: By striking out 
of the fifth and sixth lines of said order the following 
words and figures "Two Hundred Twenty-five 
($225.00)" and inserting in lieu thereof "Two Hun- 
dred-fifty ($250.00)". 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November l9th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: . 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 



a communication from the Fire Marshal in re rebuild- 
ing one combination pumping fire engine, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized, in -accordance with his request of Novem- 
ber 12th, 1917 attached hereto, to send one combina- 
tion pumping fire engine, complete, to the Seagrave 
Company of Columbus, Ohio, to be dismantled and 
rebuilt, expense of same to be paid from appropria- 
tions to be made for the Fire Department in 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid, Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re additional contract for gasoline storage 
and pumping outfits for* fire department buildings, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works, 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed, in ac- 
cordance with his request of November 13, 1917, to 
have the Chicago Steel Tank Co. furnish, and install 
complete gasoline storage and pumping equipment in 
the new Fire Stations at 712 North Kedzie avenue, 
1713 North Springfield avenue, and 430 West 104th 
street, at a cost of $193.29 each, or $579.87 for the 
three buildings, said amount to apply as an extra on 
its contract dated September 18, 1916, in the amount 
of $1230, for the installation of similar outfits in 
seven Fire Stations; and the City Comptroller and City 
Treasurer are hereby authorized and directed to ex- 
pend these amounts from the appropriations hereto- 
fore made for the" erection of said three buildings. 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 

and ordered published: 
» 

Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(July 6,-1917) claim of J. H. Kelian for refund on 
auto license, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



November 19, 1917. 



Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
ht^reby authorized and directed to pay to J. H. Kelian 
the 'Sum of Ten ($10.00) Dollars, being the amount 
paid in error for vehicle license No. 4291, and charge 
.same to Account 22 U 5, appropriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom wa-s referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller in re lease 
of property for site for watchman's house at West end 
of Kinzie street bridge, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public Works has 
requested that lease be entered into with the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company for period of five 
years covering parcel of ground containing 186 square 
feet, more or less, as a site for watchman's house at 
the Kinzie street bridge : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and hereby 
is authorized and directed to enter lease with the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company for 
period of five years commencing October 23, 1917, 
covering a parcel of ground approximately 186 square 
feet at the west end of the Kinzie Street Bridge, to be 
used as a site for watchman's house, at an annual ren- 
tal of $89.28, to be paid out of the Comptroller's Gen- 
eral Rent Account 22-K. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19th, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re employment of additional craneman at 
Municipal Shops, having had the* same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of November 5th, 1917 attached bereto, to 
emtploy one additional craneman at $3.60 per day, to 



be assigned to the Municipal Shops, wages of said em- 
ployee to be charged to capital account. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) . John A. Richert, 

• Chairman. . 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to. whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re employment of one watchman at $80.00 
per month in lieu of as appropriated, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to employ, in accordance 
with his request of November 16, 1917, attached hereto, 
and the City Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby 
authorized and directed to pay, one watchman at eighty 
dollars ($80.00) per month in lieu of one watchman 
at sixty dollars ($60.00) per month and charge the 
same to the Municipal Shops capital account. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid, Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re increase in contract for boiler installa- 
tion on account of change in plans at the Mayfair 
Pumping Station, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of October 25, 1917, attached hereto, to in- 
crease contract dated November 27, 1915, with William 
A. Pope, which amounts to $127,640.00, for furnishing 
steam generating equipment for the Mayfair pumping 
station, in an amount of $1,829.00 for constructing 
curtain walls of No. 1 fire brick throughout the fur- 
naces of four boilers specified in the contract instead 
of a facing of No. 2 fire brick and common brick back- 
ing, and to Construct the side walls of the combustion 
chambers with solid No. 1 fire brick from the floor up 
to a line 15 feet above the floor in place of No. 1 fire 
brick facing and s5wer brick backing in four furnaces. 
The cost of the above additional work- is to be charged 



November 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



1461 



against the Construction Division Capital Account re- 
imbursable from appropriation, account 502x13. 
Respectfully submitted, 

.; Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to wbom was referred 
a communication from the Chairman of the Harbor 
Board in re agreement with Lehigh Valley Transporta- 
tion Co. for dock service, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Harbor Board be and it is hereby 
authorized to release the Lehigh Valley Transporta- 
tion Company from its tentative agreement for rental 
of dock space at Municipal Pier, as of November 1, 
1917, the government having taken over its fleet. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) ■ John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19th,^ 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
two communications from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re transfer of funds and authority for ex- 
penditures for operation of Municipal Power Plant, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 
urer be, and they are hereby authorized and directed 
to make the following transfer in appropriations for 
the year 1917, in accordance with the request of the 
Commissioner of Public Works attached hereto: 

From Account 502-Y-lO Storage Coal. .$30,000.00 
To an account for the operation of the 

Municipal Powers Station $30,000.00 

And it is' further ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be, and he is hereby authorized to ex-- 
pend from this account, and the City Comptroller and 
the City Treasurer are authorized to pay for the em- 
ployment of not to exceed 

3 Third Asst. Operating Engineers @ $1,560.00 

3 Water Tenders @ 1,380.00 

3 Dynamo Tenders @ 1,200.00 



and for the services of Bridewell inmates and other 
services for plant operation, maintenance and repairs; 
and for the purchase of fuel, supplies and other neces- 
sary items for the operation of the Municipal Power 
Station for the balance of the year ,1917. 

And it is Further Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works shall pro-rate the expense of opera- 
tion against the various divisions receiving service,, 
and collect from them toy warrants for collection, for 
the value of service given, and the amounts so col- 
lected shall. be credited to the Water Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A, Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

•Chicago, November 19th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
two communications from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re transfer of funds and authority to use 
salvage for the payment of garbage handlers at the 
Municipal Reduction Plant, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of November 9th, 1917, to use the salvage 
in account 175-A-l, Bureau of Waste Disposal, for 
the payment of garbage handlers at the Municipal Re- 
duction Plant during the balance of the year, and the 
City Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby au- 
thorized to ti'ansfer $1,250.00 from account 175-A and 
$750.00 from account 175-A-4 to salaries and wages 
of the Municipal Reduction Plant, account 175-A-l. 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) .John A, Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Comptroller in re pur- 
chase of lot in connection with the Roseland Pumping 
Station, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and hereby 
is authorized and directed to purchase for the sum of 
$600.00, Lot Thirteen (13) in Block Two (2) in Fern- 
wood Addition to Pullman, a subdivision of Lots Two 






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RtePORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



November 19, I9i7. 



(2), Seven (7), North half (NM..) and North Eight (8) 
foot of Sovith half (SVa) of Lot Ten (dO) (Except the 
West Thirty-three (33) feet thereof), School Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of Section Sixteen (16), Township 
Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Fourteen ' (14) East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, 25 feet by 125 feet 
in size, vacant, located on the south side of 103rd 
street 50 feet east of Harvard avenue, subject to taxes 
and special assessments falling due after the year 1917. 

Said lot is required as additional ground for the 
Roseland Pumping Station and said purchase shall be 
charged to Account 502-V-lO. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

' Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19th, 1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to. whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re bill of J. E. Russell & Co. for installation 
of pump in Contagious Disease Hospital, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of November 7, 1917, to issue a voucher in 
favor of J. E. Russell & Co., in the amount of $325.94, 
for the cost of installing a house service pump with 
connections in Ward Building No. 3 of the Municipal 
Contagious Disease Hospital on emergency order; and 
the City Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby 
authorized and directed to expend this amount from 
the appropriation heretofore made under Account 
904x1 for the construction of additions to the Conta- 
gious Disease Hospital. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) - John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Board of Local Improve- 
ments in re payment for work done by the Bur.eau of 
Sewers, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements be 



and it is hereby authorized to reimburse the Bureau 
of Sewers for 70% days inspection service rendered on 
extension of drains during the months of January, 
February and March, 1917, in connection with the 
widening of Twelfth street, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from Account 50 Y 16, ap- 
propriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following . re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
matter of charges to operation by street car companies, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to approve of the following items 
as operating expenses in passing upon the accounts of 
the Surface Lines : 

1. Street car tickets for mothers and 

children to Lake front. . .^ $ 250.00 

2. Red Cross Fund Donation 10,000.00 

3. Y. M. C. A. Fund Donation 5,000.00 

4. Second Liberty Loan Campaign — 

for publicity 2,500.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19th. 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re payment for Ford auto truck purchased un- 
der council order of June 29, 1917, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into contract, 
without advertising and without the contractor fur- 
nishing the usual bond, with the Smith Motor Truck 
Corporation, for furnishing and delivering one (1) 
Smith Form-a-truck, according to specifications on 
file in the Department of Public Works, and the City 
Comptroller is hereby authorized to pay for same from 



November 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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appropriation 206 r-X-42, Bureau of Streets, amount 
not to exceed Seven Hundred ($700.00) Dollars. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) ^ John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- ■ 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re amendment of order of June 29th au- 
thorizing purchase of Smith form-a-truck for the 
Bureau of Streets, baving had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to enter into contract, 
without advertising and without the contractor fur- 
nishing the usual bond, with the Smith Motor Truck 
Corporation, for furnishing and delivering One (1) 
Smith Form-A-Truck, according to specifications on 
file in the Department of Public Works, and the City 
Comptroller is hereby authorized to pay for same 
from appropriation 206-F-X-42, Bureau of Streets, 
at a cost not to exceed Seven Hundred ($700.00) Dol- 
lars. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
find ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19th, 19 il. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
communications from City Collecter, General Superin- 
tendent of Police (3), Chief Justice of Municipal Court, 
Commissioner of Buildings, City Sealer, Board of Local 
Improvements (2), Commissioner of Public Works (10) 
and Commissioner of Gas & Electricity in re transfer of 
funds, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 
urer be and they are hereby authorized and directed 
to make the following transfers in appropriations for 
the year 1917, in accordance with the several requests 
of the heads of the departments attached hereto : 



CITY collector 

From Account 24 E, Repairs, etc. $ 50.00 

From Account 24 S, Personal serv- 
ices 50.00 

From Account 24 A 3, Salaries, etc. 1500.00 
From Account 24 T^ Impersonal 

services ; 100.00 

To Account 70 G, 24, Furni- 
ture, etc 

To Account 70 H 24, Print- 
ing, etc ; 

To Account 24 I, Advertising 






The same committee submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19th. 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(November 5, 1917, page 1387) a recommendation 
from the Department of Law of settlement of case of 
David Suffrin, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: » 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of November 1st, 1917, to allow a judg- 
ment to be taken against the City in the sum of Two 
Hundred ($200.00) Dollar^ in full settlement of Case 
No. 315161 Circuit Court of Cook County, being case 
of David Suffrin against the City of Chicago for dam- 
ages. 



Respectfully submitted. 



$ 100.00 

1500.00 
100.00 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



DEPARTMENT OP POLICE. 

From Account 30 A 3, Salaries and 

wages 4500.00 

To Account 30 F, Apparatus, 
etc - 

From^ Account 30 E, Repairs, etc. 4000.00 
To Account 30 F, Apparatus, 

etc 

To Account 70 H 30, Print- 
ing, etc 

To Account 30 T, Impersonal 
services 

From Account 30 A 2, Salaries and 

wages 3000.00 

From Account 30 A 7, Salaries and 

wages 2000.00 

From Account 30 A 14, Salaries and 

wages 200.00 

To Account 30 A 19, Salaries 
and wages 

To Account 30 A 5, Salaries 
and wages 



4500.00 

1500.00 
1500.00 
1000.00 



5000.00 
200.00 



1464 REPORTS OF 

Ml'NICIPAL COURT. 

From Account 31 G, Furniture, 
etc 50.00 

From Account 31 H, Printing, etc. 200.00 

From Account 31 J, Transporta- 
tion 50.00 

From Account 31 S, Personal serv- 

vices ^ 100.00 

From Account 31 G 2, Furniture, 

etc 500.00 

To Account 31 H 10, Print- 
ing, etc 800.00 

To Account 31 T, Imper- 
sonal services 100.00 

DEPARTMENT OP BUILDINGS. 

From Account 36 E, Repairs, etc. 175.00 

From Account 36 S, Personal serv- 
ices 300.00 

From Account 70 G 36, Furniture, 

etc 50.00 

To Account 70 H 36, Print- 
ing, etc 475.00 

To Account 36 C, Supplies. . 50.00 

DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

From Account 41 N, Forage, etc. . ''. 200.00 

From Account 41 E, Repairs, etc... 100.00 
To Account 41 A, Salaries 

and wages ' 300.00 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

From Account 50 A 2, Salaries and 

wages 2116.00 

From Account 50 A 5, Salaries and 
wages 500.00 

From Account 50 A 11, Salaries and 

wages 289.00 

To Account 50 A 12, Salaries 

and wages 2125.00 

To Account 50 A 13, Salaries 
and wages 780.00 

From Account 70 G 50, Furniture, 

etc 50.00 ■ 

To Account 50 E, Repairs, 

etc 50.00 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Bureau of Maps and Plats. 

From Account 103 T 1, Sanborn 

Atlases 50.00 

To Account 103 C, Supplies 50,00 

Bureau of Streets. 

From Account 201 X 42, Mainten- 
ance ward yards, etc. . 4000.00 

From Account 205 Y 40, Removal of 

buildings, etc 1000.00 



COMMITTEES, November 19, 1917. 

From Account 205 Y 43, Devon 
avenue subway 2000.00 

From Account 205 Y 44, Improve- 
ment East Randolph street 3000.00 

To Account 208 Y 15, Emer- 
gency 2100,00 

To Account 208 Y 17, Emer- 
gency 1500.00 

To Account 208 Y 19, Emer- 
gency 2200.00 

To Account 203 A 50, La- 
bor— 'dumps 2100.00 

To Account 204 D 50, Ma- 
terial 2100.00 

From Account 207 Y 21, Snow re- 
moval ..2500.00 

To Account 208 Y 21, Emer- 
gency 2500.00 

From Account 202 A 22, Salaries 

and wa^es 3764.20 

From Account 205 D 22, Material 25.00 

From Account 207 Y 22, Snow re- 
moval 1947.73 

To Account 208 Y 22, Emer- 
gency 5736.93 

From Account 202 A 31, Salaries 

and wages 1500.00 

From Account 202 W 31, Tools, etc. 355.85 
To Account 208 Y 31, Emer- - 

gency 1855.85 

From Account 201 D, Material 14,00 

From Account 201 E, Repairs, etc 40,00 

From Account 201 T, Impersonal 

services loo.OO 

From Account 201 C 30, Supplies. . 50.00 
From Account 205 Y 43, Devon 

avenue subway 500.00 

To Account 70 H 200, Print- 

^^S 704.00 

From Account 202 A 34, Salaries 

and wages 1600.00 

To Account 208 Y 34, Emer- 

§^ency 1600.00 

From Account 202 A 26, Salaries 
and wages 1000.00 

From Account 202 B 26, Hire of 
teams, etc 200.00 

From Account 205 D 26, Material. . 120.00 
To Account 208 Y 26, Emer- 

S^ency 1320.00 

From Account 206 F X 42, Pur- 
chase of auto trucks 7500.00 

From Account 206 F X. 43, Pur- 
chase of rollers 100.00 

From Account 206 X 40, Asphalt 
plant 600.00 



.jjuU^iitj, 



November 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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From Account 206 F X 44, Travel- 
ing derrick • 6000.00 

From Account 206 Y 60, Unpaid 

bills 7977.00 

To Account 206 Y 1, Ward 

service 5000.00 

To Account 206 Y 3, Ward 

service .■ 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 9, Ward 

service 400.00 

To Account 206 Y 11, Ward 

service 100.00 

To Account 206 Y 13, Ward • 

service 100.00 

To Account 206 Y 14, Ward 

service 400.00 

To Account 206 Y 15, Ward 

service 200.00 

To Account 206 Y 18, Ward 

service* 1000.00 

To Account 206 Y 21, Ward 

service 1000.00 

To Account 206 Y 22, Ward 

service 100.00 

To .Account" 206 Y 26, Ward 

service 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 27, Ward 

service 1500.00 

To Account 206 Y 31, Ward 

service 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 32; Ward 

service 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 35, Ward 

service 2500.00 

To Account 70 H 206, Print- 
ing, etc. 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 40, Main- 
tenance of equipment, etc. 5000.00 
To Acco'unt 206 Y 42, Re- 
pairing and improving 

streets, etc. 2377.00 

BUREAU OP ENGINEERING. 

From Account 502 X 19, Springfield 
Ave. Boiler Plant. 12000.00 

To Account 501 Y 10, For 
payment of Construction 
Div. Employes in service 
of U. S 12000.00 

• 

DEPARTMENT OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 

From Account 980 X 8, Northwest - 

Sub-Station District 32000.00 

To Account 980 X 1, R. A. 
Waller District 17000.00 

To Account 980 X 5, Waban- 
sia District 15000.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, - 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner' of Public 
Works in re exchange of seedling trees for honey- 
suckles, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to exchange with Leesley 
Bros.; one thousand (1,000) honeysuckles, 4 to 5 feet, 
for six thousand (6,000) seedling trees, with the under- 
standing that the labor and expense of digging and 
delivering both the honeysuckles and seedling trees 
shall be borne by Leesley Bros. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairn}an. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

'Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the General Superintendent of 
Police, the Commissioner of Health and two from the 
Commissioner of Public Works in re filling of vacancies 
caused by military absentees, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following orders: 

Ordered, That the General Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized to employ two Junior 
Clerks, to be paid from salvage in appropriations for 
clerical help in the Mechanical Inspection Bureau, at 
the rate of not to exceed $70.00 per month each, to fill 
vacancies caused by absentees on military duty. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized to employ one quarantine officer 
in the Division of Medical Inspection to fill vacancy 
caused by leave of absence to present incumbent on 
account of military service. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ one Junior 
Engineer to fill position made vacant under the Com- 
• mission on Downtown Municipal Improvements be- 
cause of leave of absence granted to former incumbent 
for military service. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to fill vacancies in the 
Bureau of City Hall caused by military leave of one 
elevator operator and one coal passer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



1466 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



November 19, 1917. 



Local Traiispoi*tation. 

The Goinmiltce on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Capitain, deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation^ upon 
request from the various taxicab interests and upon 
recommendation of the Police Department and Depart- 
ment of Public Service for changes in several locations 
of cab stands and for additional icab stands and spaces, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend an ordinance amending the ordi- 
nance of March 19, 1917, appearing on pages 3905-10 
of. the Council Journal of that date, in re "Public Pas- 
senger Vehicle Stands : Regulations and changes in Lo- 
cations" (ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 794). 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairmmi. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 
Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: ^ 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, upon re- 
ceipt of a communication from the West Englewood 
Improvement Club asking for a through route on South 
Robey street, 'having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that the same be 
placed on file. 

Upon investigation, it was found that a through 
route, such as suggested on South Robey street, would 
be impracticable. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thoreon until the next regular meeting, and the ques-' 
ion being put, ,^ . 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, to whom 
was referred (May 14, 1917, page 227) an order for im- 
mediate consideration of operating the South State 
street cars directly west on Division street to Humboldt 
Park in lieu of operating over the West Division street 
line from Humboldt Park to Wells street, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the same be placed on file. 



This matter has been adjusted satisfactorily to all 
concerned. 

Respectfully submitted, 
( Signed) H. D. Capitain^ 

Chairman. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen pjesent 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows : 
Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transporfation, to whom 
was referred (June 29, 1917, page 860) a communica- 
tion of Edward F. Connolly in regard to stoppage of op- 
posite bound street cars at sam,e side of street intersec- 
tion, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the same be placed on 
file. ' 

1 l^espectfully submitted, 

.(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the question 
being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Gas Oil and Electric Light. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Chicago, November 15, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light, hav- 
ipg been directed by your Honorable Body at the meet- 
ing held October 15, 1917, to conduct an investigation 
for the. purpose of determining whether the Peoples 
Gas Light & Coke Company has been and is now com- 
plying with the terms of Uhe ordinance passed June 25, 
1917, authorizing a change in the quality of gas to be 
supplied consumers, beg leave to submit as a further 
report of progress the attached report prepared by 
"the Corporation Counsel, the Commissioner of Public 
Service, Donald R. Richberg, Esq., and Prof. Edward W. 
Bemis, and recommend that said report be published 
and placed on file. 



(Signed) 



Thomas J. Lynch, 
Chairman. 



Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to concur in said report. 



November 19, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



1467 



No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for fmal action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report recomimended for publi- 
cation in the foregoing report: 



Chicago. Oqtober 30, 1917. 



Department op Law, 
Chicago, November 15, 1917. 

To the Honoruble Committee on Gas, Oil arf,d Electric 
Light of the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

GEN^rLEMEN— The Conference Committee appointed 
October 19, 1917, to investigate and report on the matter 
of recent complaint growing out of the changed gas 
standards under the ordinance of June 25, 1917, reports 
as follows : 

Since our previous report of October 22nd, we have 
continued our conferences, addressing various inquiries 
to the representatives of the gas company and discuss- 
ing the interpretation of and compliance with the ordi- 
nance in various details. At the present time Mr. Fred 
Abele, Supervisor of Gas, by direction of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel and the Commissioner of Public Service, 
is .continuing his investigation of the operation of gas 
plants and the change of gas standards in New York 
City and elsewhere. Dr. Edward W. Bemis is engaged 
during tl>© present week in Birmingham, Alabama, rep- 
resenting that City in certain .public utility matters 
there. Dr. Bemis has, however, authorized his signa- 
ture to this report of progress. 

We present herewith the following documents: 

1. A letter received from Mr. Edward J. E. Ward, 
Vice President of the Peoples Gas Light & Coke Com- 
pany, dated October 30, 1917, concerning complaints 
and the action of the company thereon. 

2. A letter addressed by the Conference Commit- 
tee to the Peoples Gas Light & Coke Company, Novem- 
ber 2j 1917, requesting a statement of the company's 
position. 

3. A copy of the certification of damages filed by the 
Commissioner of Public Service on November 10, 1917, 
in accordance with ihe terms of the ordinance. ^ 

4. A letter from Mr. E. G. Cowdery, President of the 
Peoples Gas Light & Coke Company, dated November 
12, 1917, in answer to the Conference Committee's letter 
of November 2nd. 

The above documents are presented for the con- 
sideration of the committee, at this time, and following 
. your wishes the Conference Committee . will continue 
its work until the final report can be made upon tbe 
matters submitted for its consideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John P. Garner, 
Samuel A. Ettelson, 
Donald R. Richberg, 
Edward W. Bemis, 

By D. R. R. 



To the Honorable Samuel A. Ettelson. John P. Garner, 
Donald R. Richberg, Esq., and Prof. E. W. Bemis: 

I beg to report to your committee the progress being 
made by this company in adjusting appliances. 

All complaints receive prompt attention. They are 
attended to within twenty-four hours from the re- 
ceipt of the complaint. Four hundred and eighteen 
(418) men are daily employed in making adjustments 
in answer to the complaints received. Pursuant to 
your suggestion our meter readers are daily making 
inquiries of the consumers as to the service received, 
and are informing the consumer that tbe Company is 
ready to adjust appliances free of charge, and are re- 
porting to the Company .complaints wherever the con- 
sumer is dissatisfied. 

In addition to the complaints received over the counter 
and by mail and telephone and by complaint coupons 
which are attached to each consumer's bill, we have . 
one hundred and twenty (120) meter readers and one 
hundred and tbree (103) "shut off" and "turn on" men, 
together with sixty-three (63) "mantle light" men daily 
soliciting complaints. 

From the above statements the committee will note 
that there are four hundred and eighteen (418) men 
making adjustments each day, and that there also are 
two hundred and eighty-six (286) men soliciting com- 
plaints daily, making a total of seven hundred and four 
(704) men engaged in this work. 

We beg to state that our complaints are averaging 
six hundred and fifty (650) less a day than they did 
two weeks ago, and fourteen hundred and fifty (1,450) 
less a day than they did three weeks ago. This is really 
remarkable, in view of the fact that we have had, 
since your last meeting, two hundred and eighty-six 
(286) men daily soliciting complaints from the con- 
sumers.' 

While we are unable at this early date to make a full 
analysis of the work being done by the two hundred 
and eighty-six (286) men who are daily soliciting com- 
plaints and advising the consumers that the Company 
will make adjustments free, we know that out of eight 
hundred and five (805) consumers they interviewed 
only three (3) complained. 

The reports of our adjusters show that, of one- 
eighth of the complaints they answered, they found no 
cause of complaint and no adjustment needed. They 
further show that in more than one-fifth of the com- 
plaints made no adjustment was needed— that the ap- 
pliance simply needed cleaning. From this you will 
see that even in the cases where consumers complained, 
over one-third needed no adjustment at all. 

We feel that we are mor« than justified in stating 
that the situation is well in hand and that we are giving 
it our, constant attention. We want to assure your 
Commfttee. of our earnest desire to co-operate with you 
in furnishing gas consumers with the best service pos- 
sible. 



Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Edward J. E. Ward, 

Vice President. 



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1468 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



November 19, 1917. 



Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

Pcoi)les Gas Light and Coke Co., Peoples Gas Building, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

Attention the President: 

Gentlemen — The Conference iGommittce appointed 
by the Gas, Oil and Electric Light Committee of the 
City Council to investigate the cause and remedy for 
recent complaints of gas consumers, request that the 
Company present to this Committee as soon as possible 
a written statement showing just what position the Com- 
pany takes in regard to the interpretation of and com- 
pliance with the fdurtli paragraph of the second clause 
of Section 1 of the ordinance of June 25, 1917, 



(Signed) 



Very truly yours, 

John P. Garner, . 
Donald R. Richberg, 
- E. W. Bemis, 

Samuel A. Ettelson. 



Office of the Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co.,^ 
Chicago, November 12, 1917.J 
Honorable John P. Garner, Professor Edward W. Bemis, 
Donald R. Richberg, Esq., Honorable Samuel A. Ettel- 
son, Conference Committee: 

Dear Sirs — We beg to acknowledge receipt of your 
letter of November 2nd, and in reply we desire to state 
that it is not our intention to get into a legal controversy 
concerning the interpretation of the ordinance in ques- 
tion. 

The company is most anxious to furnish the best 
service possible to its consumers. With that end in 
view it bas been doing everything scientifically prac- 
ticable to comply both with the letter and the spirit of 
the ordinance. 

During these hazardous times we sincerely trust that 
none of us will devote our energies to arguing about 
legal interpretations and theories, when we are con- 
fronted with so many practical problems which re- 
j3uire the best efforts of all of us to overcome. 

We ask the committee to bear in mind that never 
before in a city the size of Chicago, with its 700,000 
gas consumers, has the standard of gas been changed 
as this ordinance provides. 

We beg the committee also to note that this changed 
standard is being made under the .most extraordinary 
economic conditions tbis country has ever experienced. 

These conditions ha,ve affected not only the quantity 
of labor and materials essential to the manufacture of 
gas but also the very quality of them. 

Handicapped as we have been by these various prob- 
lems, the company feels that it has done everything 
possible to meet the situation. 

We have over seven hundred men engaged in solicit- 
ing complaints and in adjusting appliances, and we are 
pleased to report that the number of complaints has 
greatly decreased each week. In a very great number 
of instances where complaints have been made, v^e have 
found that the appliances needed no adjustnient. 

The changing of standards inevitably creates dif- 
ficulties for the company and its consumers, in tbe so- 
lution of which the company asks the tolerance of the 
public in the temporary inconvenience. 

It is the desire of the company to render the best 



service of which it is capable, to give the service pro- 
vided for by the ordinance and a liberal and voluntary 
service in addition thereto. 

We feel that upon furtlier consideration and investi- 
gation that your committee must come to the conclusion 
that our company has complied with the ordinance. 

We can assure you of our earnest desire to co-oper- 
ate with your committee. 



Yours very truly, 



(Signed) 



E. C. Cowdery, 
President. 



To properly safeguard the interests of the City of 
Chicago, under the terms of the ordinance passed June 
25, 1917, fixing the rates, standards and regulations of 
service to be supplied by the Peoples Gas Light & 
Coke Company (Journ'al of the Proceedings of the City 
Council, page 732), in the absence of a report of the 
company as to gas purchased by the company and de- 
livered directly to the consumer's meter during the 
month of October, and in the absence of a definite 
statement from the Peoples Gas Light & Coke Com- 
pany as to what position the company takes in regard 
to the interpretation of and compliance with the fourth 
paragraph of the second clause of Section one of said 
ordinance, the Commissioner of Public Service of the 
City of Chicago reserves, on behalf of the City of Chi- 
cago, the right to elect and adopt the position that the 
company was required to furnish gas of sixteen candle 
power during the month of October, or the position 
that the company was required to furnish gas of twelve 
candle power during said month, and on the basis of 
this election to determine the damages which have ac- 
crued to the City of Chicago under the terms of the 
ordinance for the month of October, 1917, after he 
has been furnished by the Peoples Gas Light & Coke 
Company with the information requested of the com- 
pany by a letter under date of November 2, 1917, a 
copy of which is attached hereto and made a part 
hereof, and the report concerning purchased gas me- 
tered directly. Such certification as is now made is to 
comply with the last paragraph of the fifth clause of 
Section one of said ordinance. 

(Signed) John P. Garner, 

Commissioner of Public Service, 

COPY. 

Chicago, November 2, 1917. 

Pe&ples Gas Light & Coke Company, Peoples Gas Build- 
ing, Chicago, Illinois: ^ 

Attention the President: 

Gentlemen— The Conference Committee appointed 
by the Gas, Oil and Electric Light Committee of the 
City Council to investigate the cause and remedy for 
recent complaints of gas consumers, requests that the 
company present to this committee as soon as possible ■ 
a written statement sbgwing just what position the com- 
pany takes in regard to the interpretation of and com- 
pliance with the fourth paragraph of the second clause 
of Section one of the ordinance of June 25, 1917. 

Very truly yours, 
(signed) " John P. Garner, 

Donald R. Richberg, % 
E. W. Bemis, 
Samuel A. Ettelson. 



November 19, i917. 



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SUMiVIARY, OCTOBER, 1917. 

10 CANDLE POWER STANDARD. 

Candle HeatiDg 
Power Value 

Number days tests made 26 26 

Number single tests 236 244 

Number average tests loi loi 

Maximum 17.55 666 

Minimum ' 9.1 1 537 

Average 13.57 594 

Number daily average violations 2'1 

Number station violations 28 



Daily Aver. Station Averages Less than 12.8 C.r. 
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1st. 14.40 

2nd 14.20 12.46 

3rd 13.9i2 12.09 

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5th dl.93 11.01 11.91 12.19 12.61 

6th 11.52 12.26 

8th 14.05 12.65 

9th 13.26 12.20 12.64 

10th 12.69 11.06 12.33 

11th 11.19 (11.93 

12th ..... 11.28 ' 10.78 

ism 11.76 10.64 

15th -. il2.75 9.40 

16th . 12.89 12.22 

17th 13.62 

18tb 14.52 

19th 14.20 

20th 14.16 

22nd 14.57 

23rd 13.46 12.5-2 

25th 14.15 

26th 13.29 42.52 

29th 12.23 12.34 

30th 13.61 12.71 

31st 13.99 12.04 



Clause C. 
Damages Acct. 
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Damages Acct. 
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Clausb D. 

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Station 

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Total 
Damages 



$ 3,864.00 






$ 3,864.00 


4,599.00 




$ 250.00 


4,849.00 


5,678.00 


. Unmetered gas 


250.00 


5,928.00 


9,072.00 


figures not 


500.00 


9,572.00 


11,538.00 


furnished by 


1,000.00 


12,538.00 




Peoples Q^s 


500.00 


500.00 


4,914.00 


Light & Coke 


250.00 


5,164.00 


6,904.00 


Company 


500.00 


7,404.00 


7,994.00 




500.00 , 


8,494.00 






500.00 


500.00 






500.00 


500.00 






500.00 


500.00 


8,417.00 




250.00 


8,667.00 


7,837.00 




250.00 


8,087.00 


5,831.00 






5,831.00 


3,574.00 






3,574.00 


4,473.00 






4,473.00 


4,572.00 






4,572.00 


3,604.00 






3,604.00 


6,490.00 




250.00 


6,740.00 


4,527:00 






4,527.00 


6,734.00 


\ 


250.00 


6,984.00 


6,980.00 




250.00 


7,230.00 


6,274.00 




250.00 


6,524.00 


5,276.00 


' 


250.00 


5,526.00 


$129,152.00 


$7,000.00 


$136,152.00 



T, John P. Garner, Commissioner of Public Service, City of Chicago, head of the 
Department of the City of Chicago, having charge of the tests provided for in the ordi- 
nances passed June 25, 1917, do hereby certify that I have verified the schedules above 
and they do accurately set forth the results of the tests made by the gas testers under 
my supervision and the recapitulations are an accurate summary of the tests as re- 
quired and the damages as sustained under the various paragraphs of Clause 5 of 
Section 1 of said ordinance. 

(Signed) John P. Garner, 

Commissioner of Public Service. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ninth day of November, 1917. 

(Signed Daniel A. Roberts, 

Notary Public. 



November 19, 1^17. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



1473 



Railway Terminals. 

The Committee on Railway Terminals submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Healy, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 7, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Railway Te^mi^als, to whom was 
referred (June 18, 1917, page 582) an ordinance amend- 
ing an ordinance passed March 23, 1914, running to The 
Union Station Company, in reference to width of bridge 
to be built across the North Branch of the Chicago 
River at West Kinzie street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 795]. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Wm, J. Healy, 

Chairman. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Industries submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, October 23rd, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council, Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (June 29th, page 902) an ordinance granting 
permission and authority to the California Ice & Coal 
Company to maintain and use a railroad switch track 
across the intersection of West 32nd street and South 
Central Park avenue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said ordinance with compensation of $100.00 
per annum, as fixed by your Committee on Compensa- 
tion [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 792]. 
Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 



also. 



annum, 'as fixed by your Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 792]. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) • Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

.ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and ord- 
ered published : 

Chicago, November 13Lh, 1917. 

To the Mayor and'Alderm,en of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was re- 
ferred (October 22nd, 1917, page 1331) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the Johnston City 
Coal Company to maintain and use a railroad switch 
track along and across alleys north of West 69th street, 
east of South Irving avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said ordinance with compensation of $50.00 per 
annum, as fixed by your Committee "on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 792]. 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and ord- 
ered publifhed: 

Chicago, October 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (October 15, 1917, pages 1224-5) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the Chicago, 
Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company to maintain a 
railroad switch track in Soulh Sangamon street, north 
of West 21st street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, ibeg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said ordinance with compensation of $148.00 per 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 



also, 



The same, committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motioji of Aid. Fisher, deferred and ord- 
ered published : 

Chicago, October 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (October 1st, 1917, page 1177) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to Joseph T. Ryerson 
& Son to maintain and use a railroad switch track 
across West 15th street, east of South Rockwell street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordinance 
with compensation of $100.00 per annum, as fixed by 
your Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 792]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on rhotion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and ord- 
ered published : 

Chicago, October 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (October 15, 1917, page 1241) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to C. B. Scoville- to 
construct, maintain and operate a railroad switch track 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



November 19, 1917. 



upon and across West 31si street, west of South Robey 
street, having liad the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the ac- 
('onii)anying substitute ordinance with compensation 
of $120.00 per annum, as fixed by your Committee on 
Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 792]. 

Respect fully submitted, 
(Signed) ' Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fishe*', deferred and ord- 
ered published: 

Chicago, October 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (October 15, 1917, page 1223) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation" of part of South Albany 
avenue, between West 28th street and Illinois Northern 
R. R., and the north-and-south alley in the block 
bounded by South Albany avenue, West 28th street and 
the Illinois Northern R. R., Superior Court Commis- 
sioners' Partition of W. Vs, S. W. %, Section 25-39-13 
(James H. Rhodes & Company, beneficiary), having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said ordinance with com- 
pensation of $3,220.40, as fixed by your Committee on 
Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
792] 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and ord- 
ered published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in- 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to \\^hom was 
referred (October 15, 1917, page 1223) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of an alley in the block 
bounded by Armitage avenue, Avers avenue, Cortland 
street and North Hamlin avenue, in Breidt's Subdivision, 
S. W. %, Section 35-40-13 (Rosenwald & Weil, bene- 
ficiary), having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend tbat the accompanying 
substitute ordinance be passed, with compensation 
fixed at $2,857.20, as fixed by your Committee on Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet 792]. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and ord- 
ered published : 



Chicago, October 9th, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (October 1, 1917, page 1173) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of a" portion of East 97th 
stre(5t, west of Avenue N, and alleys in the block bounded 
by Avenue N, East 98th street. East 97th street and 
Chicago Short Line Ry., in Taylor's Second Addition to 
South Chicago, a subdivision of S. W. fractional % of 
fractional Section 5-37-15 (Chicago Short Line Railway 
Company, beneficiary), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the accompanying substitute ordinance with 
compensation of $3,728.00, as fixed by your Committee 
on Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
792]. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, ■ 

Albert J. Fisher, 
\ ■ Chairman. 



Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges 
submitted the following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Littler, deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges, 
to whom was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1375) 
an ordei? directing the Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges to consider and report the subject-matter 
of an attached communication from Arend Van Vlis- 
singen relative to pending negotiations for the acqui- 
sition of riparian rights in Lake Calumet, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the thrpe ordinances here- 
with submitted amending respectively an ordinance 
passed June 25, 1917, authorizing the execution of a 
contract between the City of Chicago and Olin R. 
Brouse, et al.; an ordinance passed June 25, 1917, 
authorizing the execution of a contract between the 
City Of^ Chicago and the Pullman Company and the 
Trustees of the Pullman Land Association; and an 
ordinance passed June 25, 1917, authorizing the execu- 
tion of a contract between the City of Chicago and the 
Illinois Brick Company [ordinances printed in Pamphlet 
No. 796]. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

H. E. Littler, 
. - Chairman. 



Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid, 
Haderlein, deferred and ordered published : 



November 19, 1917. 



REPORTS 01" COMMiTTEEiS. 



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Chigagq, October 3, 1917. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom 
was referred (Feb. 19th. 1917, page 3339) an ordinance^ 
granting permission and authority to R. R. Donnelly 
& Sons Company to excavate for, maintain and use a 
vault under the surface of alley adjoining premises 
known as 2131-9 Calumet avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance with compensation 
of $62.41 per annum, as fixed by your Committee on 
Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
793]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, OctQber 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Ciiv Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom 
was .referred (October Ist;, 1917, page 1177) an ordi- 
nance granting permission and authority to Arthur 
Gourley to maintain and use a rope across the first 
north-and-south alley west of South Western avenue, 
south of West 25th street and to maintain a metal 
pipe across said alley, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance with compensation of $35.00 
per annum, as fixed by your Committee on Compensa- 
tion [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 793]. 



$50.00, as fixed by your Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 793]. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John Haderlein, 

Chairman. 



also, 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

John Haderlein, 
Chairman. 

also. 



The same committee submitted a report as follows: 
Chicago, November 7, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom 
were "referred 

(June 29, 1917, page 890) an ordinance providing 
for the vacation of part of the east-and-west alley 
in the block bounded by North Albany avenue. West 
Lake street, North Sacramento boulevard and Walnut 
street (Thomas Hicks, beneficiary) ; 

(October 15, 1917,. page 1221) an order directing 
issuance of a permit to the West Pullman Congre- 
gational Church to string wires across West 119th 
street between Lowe avenue and Wallace street, and 
(October 22, 1917, page 1293) an order directing 
issuance of a permit to the Standard Oil Company 
for two driveways in front of premises known as 
3100-16 Ogden avenue and one in front of premises 
. known as 3101-19 West 16th street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that same be placed on file. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John Haderlie:n, 

Chairman. 



Aid. 



Haderlein moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed, , 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Haderlein, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, October 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (October 1, 19ir, i^age 1195) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of all the east-and-west 
alleys in the block bounded by North Claremont, Devon, 
Rosemont and North Western avenues, in Block 5, Wm. 
L. Wallen's Resubdivision of vacated Wm, L. Wallen's 
Faber Addition to North Edgewater, a Subdivision in 
the N. W. Vi of Section 6-40-14, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance with compensation of 



License. 

The Committee on License submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 13, 1917. 

To the Mayor and. Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was referred 
(June 18, 1917, page 587) an ordinance amending 
Sections 728, 732 and 733 of The Chicago Code of 
1911 relative to licenses for sale of cigarettes, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said ordinance as 
amended [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 791]. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John Toman, • 

Chairman. 



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1476 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



November 19, 1917. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 13, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City CQuncil Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was referred 
(October 15, 1917, page 1223) an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Sections 2717 and 2718 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, as amended, relative to the licensing of motor 
vehicles, having had the same under -advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
ordinance [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 791]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, . 
which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was referred . 
(November 5, 1917, page 1414) an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Section 1343 of The Chicago Code of 1911, and 
for adding to said Code Section 1344%, in reference 
to the licensing and regulation of offal scavengers, 
having' had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordinance 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 791]. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John Toman, 
Chairman. 



also. 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 13, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was referred 
(November 5, 1917, page 1414) an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Section 1011 of The Chicago Code of 1911, and 
for adding to said Code Section 1011%, in reference to 
the licensing and regulation of private scavengers, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordinance, 
as amended [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 791]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) . John Toman, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and 
ordered published: 



.Chicago, November 19, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was referred 
. (October 1, 1917, page 1188) an ordinance prohibiting 
exhibitions, cabaret performances, dancing, skating, 
etc., in places where intoxicating liquors are sold, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said ordinance [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 797], and publication 
of the Corporation Counsel's opinion submitted here- 
with. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



John Toman, 
Chairman. 



The following is the opinion submitted with the 
foregoing report: 

Department op Law,] 
Chicago, November 14, 1917. J 

IN re: validity of proposed carareit ordinance. 

Hon. John Toman, Chairman, Committee on License, 
City Council,- Chicago: 

Dear Sir— Your Committee has submitted to us a 
proposed ordinance designed to do away with cabarets, 
dancing, skating and other forms of entertainment in 
dramshops, with a request for an opinion as to its 
validity and the legal effect of same if enacted. 

The part of the ordinance in question which calls 
for extended comment reads as follows: 

"No person, firm or corporation licensed under 
Sections 1526 to 1545, inclusive, of The Chicago 
Code of 1911 or such sections as amended, to 
conduct a saloon or dramshop, shall at such saloon 
or dramshop, or in connection with the offering, 
serving, sale, consumption or giving away of any 
intoxicating, malt, spirituous or vinous liquors at 
such saloon or dramshop, either as owner, lessee, 
manager, officer or agent, give, conduct, produce, 
present, offer, permit, suffer or allow any exhibi- 
tion, show, amusement, cabaret, entertainment, 
act of entertainment, performance whatsoever, 
whether musical or otherwise, or any dance, or 
skating, either of patrops or other pei-sons; pro- 
vided, however, that in any such saloon or dram- 
shop or place conducted therewith, and licensed 
under and by virtue of said sections or said 
sections as amended, musical selections for the 
entertainment of the patrons thereof may be 
played by a musician or musicians on some musical 
instrument or instruments, upon the person, firm 
• or corporation conducting such place securing a 
separate permit therefor from the City of Chicago." 

The ordinance then goes on to prescribe the con- 
ditions under which a permit for the purpose of play- ■ 
ing such musical selections may be obtained, fixes an 
annual fee of $300 for same, prescribes penalties for 
the violation of any of the provisions of the ordinance, 
and repeals "all ordinances or parts of ordinances, 
regulating dramshops under the above and foregoing 
sections, inconsistent with the provisions of this ordi- 
nance." 



November 19, 1917, 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



It will be seen from the above that the ordinance 
first prohibits any one licensed to conduct a saloon 
or dt-amshop under certain sections of the Code from 
presenting or allowing practically any form of enter- 
tainment or amusement at the saloon or dramshop, 
and then carves out an exception by permitting instru- 
mental music to be played by one or more musicians 
at such saloon. or dramshop "or place conducted there- 
with." Hence, it does not attempt to prohibit such 
entertainments and amusements at all places where 
liquor is sold and consumed on the premises, and it does 
not prohibit all forms of entertainment at saloons and 
dramshops. It stops short of a complete prohibition 
both ways. 

Section 1 of Article V of the Cities and Tillages 
Act gives to the City Council authority to "license, 
regulate and prohibit" the selling or giving away of 
liquors, and the same section of the statute undertakes 
to give it power to "license, tax, regulate, suppress 
and prohibit" theatricals and other exhibitions, shows 
and amusements. 

The mere reading of the statute would convey the 
impression that the city has at least as much power 
with respect to entertainments and amusements as it 
has in the case of the liquor traffic. But our courts 
have held that the city authorities may prohibit the 
traffic in liquor altogether but they have not the right 
to prohibit entirely the giving of theatricals, exhibi- 
tions, shows and amusements. This distinction is due 
to the fact that the police power of the State itself is 
limited in regard to these, so that even the Legislature 
has not the authority to suppress or prohibit them. 

It was held, in Metropolis Theater Co, vs. City of 
Chicago, 246 111, 20, that by the language employed 
in the statute above mentioned the Legislature intended 
to confer full power on cities and villages to license, 
tax, regulate, suppress and prohibit theatricals, etc., 
"subject to no other limitations than are imposed by 
the Constitution upon the Legislature itself." Again, 
in Nahser vs. City of Chicago, 271 111, 288, the Supreme 
Court said that the clause relating to theatricals, etc, 
in said statute, "gave cities all the power the State 
had to do the things purported to be authorized by said 
clause, subject to no limitations except those imposed 
by the Constitution upon the Legislature," But in the 
same case it held that "the Legislature had not the 
power to pass an act prohibiting all amusements, but 
only such as came within the legitimate exercise of 
the police power," Since the Legislature itself was 
limited in its power as to amusements, it follows that 
it could not delegate to cities a power which was not 
limited. This proposition has been expounded by the 
Supreme Court in a number of cases, notably in the 
recent decision in City of Chicago vs. Drake Hotel 
Co., 274 111, '408, where it was held that the power 
delegated to cities under this clause was not sufficient 
to authorize the suppression of dancing in public 
places of refreshment. 

Consequently, if the ordinance now before us was 
not limited to places wherein liquor is sold the power 
of the City Council to suppress or prohibit these forms 
of entertainment and amusement would be governed 
by the conditions that prevailed— the time, the place, 
the manner of conducting them, etc. Being coupled 
with the sale of liquors, however, they come under a 



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them 



different rule and the- provision prohibiting 
assumes a different aspect. 

The Supreme Court, even before the present charier 
became operative in this city, laid down the rule that, 
. inasmuch as power to suppress the sale of intoxicating 
liquors was given to the common council, they could 
wholly suppress the sale "or grant the privilege on 
such terms and conditions as they might choose," , 
(Schwuchow vs. City of Chicago, 68 111, 444.) 

The courts of this State have never departed from 
the rule laid down in the Schwuchow case. In fact, 
in applying this principle, 'where the power to suppress 
and prohibit is given, our Supreme Court has gone 
to the last extreme. Its .attitude in such cases is 
expressed in Launder vs. City of Chicago, 111 111. 291, 
which was not a liquor case but which involved the 
same principle, where the court said: 

"In such case, if the city grants a license, it may 
impose such conditions and burdens as it may see 
fit. This latitude of power grows out of the fact 
that it is discretionary to prohibit the business, or 
license it on such teriris as the city may choose," 



In People vs, Cregier, 138 111, 401, the following 
language is used: 

"The General Incorporation Law, from which 
we have seen cities, towns and villages derive their 
power to deal with the same subject, confers the 
power to license, regulate and prohibit the sale of • 
such liquors without qualification or restriction, 
thus leaving the whole subject to the absolute and 
unrestricted discretion of such municipal authori- 
ties," 

In Wall vs, Allen, 244 111. 456, it was held that the 
police power was sufficient to enable the Legislature 
to enact laws "either prohibiting the traffic in intoxicat- 
ing liquors, or licensing it, or permitting it under any 
conditions which their judgment may approve." Under 
the authorities we have cited the same power exists in 
the City Council, 

Thus, it will be seen that the Supreme Court has 
construed the statute as vesting practically absolute 
power in the City Council with regard to the sale or 
giving away of liquor. If the words of the court 
were to be taken literally it would be hard to conceive 
of an ordinance that deals with the traffic in liquor 
which would not be sustained. 

Nevertheless, it must not be assumed that any and 
every ordinance would necessarily be held valid. There 
are certain general rules which apply to ordinances 
governing the traffic in liquor as well as all other 
ordinances. Among these are the rule that an ordi- 
nance must be reasonably adapted to the end which is 
to be attained, the rule that an ordinance must not be 
so framed as to tend to the creation of a rtionopoly, 
and the rille that an ordinance must not be dis- 
criminatory. Ttiere are other rules which must be 
observed, but we have singled out these because the 
points urged against the ordinance before us are based 
on them. 

We will not go into details with regard to these 
matters, but point to such familiar cases as Zanone vs. 
Mound City; 10'3 111. 552, and City of Chicago vs. 
Netcher, 183 111. 104, as our authority for the view 
just expressed. 



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November 19, 1917. 



The question arises, therefore, whether, in spite of 
the great latitude which the City Council has, these 
rules would be transgressed by the enactment of the 
proposed ordinance. 

It is first suggested that there is discrimination 
because the ordinance prohibits entertainments and 
amusements in some places where liquors are sold 
and not in others— that is to say, that it- prohibits 
them in licensed dramshops but permits them under 
a special bar permit. This contention cannot be raised 
without throwing open the whole question of the 
validity of the special bar permits which the ordinances 
of the city authorize. Obviously, the answer to it is 
that if it is lawful to make a classification of dramshop 
licenses and special bar permits in our ordinances by 
which liquor may be sold in quantities of less than a 
gallon in some places and under certain conditions 
without the restrictions imposed by ordinance in case 
a dramshop license is obtained, then it must follow 
that this classification will hold good with respect to 
other dramshop requirements such as are now pro- 
posed. We see no useful purpose in opening up this 
question, since there appears to be no disposition to 
attack the validity of the special bar permit. 

' It is next argued that the ordinance will discriminate 
as between the saloon where liquor only is sold and 
the restaurant, hotel-cafe and similar places where 
the serving of liquor is incidental to the main business. 
It is claimed that many owners of places of the latter 
kind when applying for a dramshop license describe 
the place where the liquor is to be sold as the room 
where it is drawn from the barrel or bottle and thereby 
avoid the designation of dramshop for their restau- 
rants, cafes, etc. This, it is said, is especially true 
of hotels, the proprietors of which have in many, 
instances interpreted the Ordinance permitting them 
to serve liquor from a licensed bar conducted therein 
to their guests on any floor or part of the hotel as 
authorizing such sale to the public in any room in 
the hotel. While the word, "guest" is susceptible of 
a very broad interpretation, it is somewhat doubtful 
whether the courts of our state will construe the 
ordinance now in effect permitting the service of guests 
in a hotel in other rooms than those designated as 
dramshops as authorizing the serving of liquors to 
the public without a dramshop license covering such 
rooms in places open to the public as restaurants, 
cafes, ballrooms and the like. 

We do not regard this argument of the opponents 
of this ordinance as sound. The definition of "dram- 
shop" both in the statute and in the Code of the City 
of Chicago is broad enough to cover such places, and 
the exception made for the benefit of guests in hotels 
does not exclude the hotel-cafes, ballrooms, banquet 
halls or other places where the public as distinguished 
from the guests of the hotel are served. The so-called 
"service bar," if not open to the public, is no more 
the "dramshop" than is the kitchen of a place where 
meals are served the "restaurant", or the cellar of a 
taproom the "tavern." The place where the liquor is 
sold and served and drunk by the public is the dram- 
shop and not the inner room where the waiter or 
some other person draws it from the receptacles in 
which it is held. Nor is it logical to say that the 
waiter who obtains it and brings it to the table is 
acting as the agent for the purchaser, thereby creating 
the fiction of a sale in one place and consumption in 



another. The agency of the waiter is not of an inter- 
changeable nature. He cannot act for both buyer and 
seller, and has no right to look to the purchaser in 
such cases for other compensation than a possible 
gratuity. 

The next point urged fs that there is a classification 
made with respect to the amusements themselves that 
is not founded on reason. There is considerable force 
in this contention, because the exclusion of vocal music 
where instrumental music is permitted does not at 
first blush appear to be based on a reasonable dis- 
tinction. 

The manufacturers of musical instruments have for 
centuries striven to make them capable of reproducing 
the manifold variations and the modulation of human 
tones— an object which cannot be attained but only 
approached. If the ordinance were so drawn that it 
differentiated (if 'that were possible) between good 
music which elevates and inspires and bad music which 
panders to the passions and depraves the appetite, 
there could be no question about the right of the City 
Council to say that good music may be permitted and 
bad music prohibited. 

In the present instance it may be said that the ordi- 
nance would prevent vocal selections which might ap- 
peal to the patriotic or religious impulses of patrons 
while it would permit noisy rag-time, the jangle of the 
jazz band and the tom tom with which is associated 
the sinuous oriental dance. This point, if it was en- 
tirely disassociated from the experience of the past, 
would be good. For it has been repeatedly held that 
a provision enacted in pursuance of the police power 
"must have some relation and be adapted to the ends 
sought to be accomplished." The quotation is taken 
from the case of People vs. Weiner, 271 111. 74, where 
the court upheld this principle, and said further: 

"The court must be able to see, in order to hold 
that a statute or ordinance comes within the police 
power, that it tends in some degree toward the pre- 
vention of offenses or the preservation of the pub- 
lic health, morals, safety or welfare. It must be 
apparent that some such end is the one actually in- 
tended and that there is some connection between 
the provisions of the law and such purpose." 

But, even gauged by' this general rule, it seems to 
us that the proponents of the ordinance have the best 
of the argument, for the courts will take into account 
the experience of the past. There is no time within 
the memory of any of us when instrumental music 
was prohibited by statute or ordinance at places where 
the sale of liquor was permitted — at concert halls, in 
cafes, etc. Yet there never was any demand for sup- 
pressing such music until the entertainments in such 
places were broadened out beyond what people had 
been accustomed to. 

The courts have the right to take this fact into con- 
sideration and they may hold that the evils sought to 
be remedied are of such a nature that the ordinance 
tends in some degree at least to remove them. We are 
inclined to the belief that they will apply the princi- 
ple often expressed in cases involving a similar dis- 
crimination, to the effect that an ordinance does not 
necessarily have to operate on all alike, but need only 
operate equally on all embraced within its provisions. 
Thus, it was said in the recent case of Biffer vs. City 



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of Chicago, 278 111. 562, which involved the sale of 
weapons : 

"Having in mind the object to be attained and the 
evil sought to be remedied, we do not think this or- 
dinance should be held invalid because it is unrea- 
sonable or operates unequally upon all persons of 
the same class. 'If all laws were held unconstitu- 
tional because they did not embrace all persons few 
would stand the test; that a law is general not be- 
cause it embraces all the governed, but that it may 
from its terms, when many are embraced m its pro- 
visions, embrace all others when they occupy like 
positions to those who are embraced.' {City of 
Clinton vs. Wilson, 257 111. 580; Hawthorn vs. People, 
109 id. 302.)" 

We have tried to make a careful study of all the 
arguments urged against the validity of the proposed 
ordinance, and feel that while many are based on 
sound reasoning they will not hold in view of the 
broad and comprehensive power that admittedly is 
vested in the City Council to impose such condition on 
the sale of liquor as it sees fit, provided only there is 
some reasonable connection between the condition im- 
posed and the end to be accomplished. There is no 
doubt whatever that an ordinance which will prohibit 
the sale of liquor in places where the proscribed enter- 
tainments and amusements are presented or indulged 
in would be valid. The only reason why the validity 
of the ordinance as drafted is questioned is because 
the prohibition is reversed— it is the entertainment or 
amusement that is prohibited instead of the sale of 
liquor. 

We do not think, however, that it is a sound argu- 
ment to say that the ordinance does not regulate the 
selling of liquor but regulates amusements which may 
be innocent. The power to regulate such amusements 
is not the one that is invoked, because the ordinance 
has no application whatever to the presentation of en- 
tertainments or amusements in any other place than m 
licensed dramshops. As to such plac&s, it must be 
conceded that many things can be prohibited therein 
which could not be interfered with at other places. 
The courts have gone so far as to say that an ordinance 
prohibiting women from entering a dramshop is a valid 
exercise of the police power. (Cronin. vs. Adams, 19:. 
U S 108.) It is obvious that the present proposed 
ordinance does not, go to such an extreme, and it is 
reasonably certain that its provisions will be regarded 
as within the police powers of the city. 

The provision of the proposed ordinance which re- 
peals all ordinances or parts of ordinances contained 
in certain sections of The Code inconsistent with the 
provisions of same, is not subject to the objection tha^. 
it leaves any inconsistency. It is true that if there are 
other ordinances in existence that are inconsistent they 
would also be wiped out, but we do not apprehend that 
anything will be found in the sections relating to spe- 
cial bar permits which will be affected by it, and these 
are the only ones that could be affected. 



We have also been asked to state how the ordinance, 
if enacted into law, would operate with respect to such 
places as are not ordinarily classed as saloons, and 
whether its provisions may be evaded by such a sub- 
terfuge as the use of adjoining rooms for purposes of 
entertainments and dances. 



We have already shown that the provisions of this 
ordinance must necessarily apply to public restau- 
rants where liquors are served. We are inclined to 
the opinion that it will also apply to all rooms of hotels 
open to the public in which liquors are served to the 
patrons. As indicated above, there is some room for 
doubt on this which is dependent on what our courts 
will construe the word "guest" to include. There are 
several New York decisions in which it is held that a 
person who in good faith goes to a hotel during the • 
regular hours when meals are served and orders and 
obtains a meal is a "guest" of the hotel. 

It may be that, following out the idea expressed in 
these cases, some of our hotels will insist that the 
rooms devoted principally to eating in their hotels are 
■ not dramshops. But it is doubtful whether they can 
sustain their position. The provision in the ordinance 
authorizing the sale of liquor in otber rooms besides 
the licensed dramshop, of the hotel does not, in our 
opinion, take away from the rooms open to the public 
where liquor is served the character of a dramshop. 
These rooms would still have to be regarded as dram- 
shops, and in case there was a test made it is more 
than probable that the court would hold the present 
provision of The Code invalid if it was construed as 
an attempt to exclude siich public rooms from the 
provisions of the ordinances regulating 'dramshops. 

We apprehend that it would be possible, under the 
proposed ordinance, to consume liquors at a dance or 
other prohibited entertainment in a clubhouse where 
the members keep such liquors, belonging to them per- 
sonally, in private lockers. If the liquor were to be 
dispensed by the club, however, it would have to be 
sold and served only in that part of the clubhouse which 
has been designated as a dramshop in the license, and 
no such prohibited entertainment could be given in 
that part of the clubhouse. 

Where the keeper of a dramshop presented the en- 
tertainment in one room and served liquors in another 
room, it might be possible to evade the provisions of 
this ordinance. But it would be necessary to have the 
two rooms entirely disconnected or at least separated 
by a wall and closed door, since the ordinance prohibits 
the entertainment or amusement "in connection with 
the offering, serving, sale", etc., of liquors. In such 
event, if an admission fee to the dance or entertaii^ment 
was charged,' the room in which it it is held would 
have to be a licensed hall and the abuse of the privi- 
leges granted by the license "could be prevented. If no 
admission fee was charged and a dance hall or place 
of entertainment was maintained for the purposes of 
dancing or entertainment of patrons of the dramshop, 
under the terms of this ordinance it might be difflcult 
to prevent patrons from going back and forth from the 
dramshop to the room in which the entertainment is 
carried on. 

The ordinance would prevent dancing and all other 
entertainn^nts except instrumental music at such 
places as the Edelweiss Garden, Bismarck Garden, and 
other so-calleci summer gardens, unless the place 
where the dancing is conducted is entirely distinct 
from the enclosure in which the dramshop is located. 
If there were a separate room for dancing, patrons 
might, as indicated above, go back and forth as in the 
case of a saloon in a room adjacent to the room where 
an entertainment is conducted. 



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November 19, 1917. 



Al, picnic grounds the ordinance would prevent the 
selling of liquor in dillerent places on the- grounds 
unless separate licenses for such places were secured. 
A license covering the entire picnic park would not 
permit the carrying on of the prohibited entertain- 
ments or amusements within the enclosure. 

Patrons of dances in regularly licensed dance halls, 
under this ordinance, could probably not be prohibited 
from going in and out for the purpose of partaking of 
liquor in a room entirely disconnected with the dance 
hall. In case a special bar permit is obtained, that 
will permit the sale of liquor in the dance hall itself 
the same as at present. 

Amusement parks, under the proposed ordinance, 
would not be able to conduct dances or other enter- 
tainments in places where . liquor is sold, and there 
could be no general license covering the whole enclo- 
sure. 

There is no exception made in the ordinance con- 
cerning private weddings, receptions, balls, banquets 
and other affairs of this kind, even though not open to 
the general public. The ordinance prohibits the hold- 
ing of private balls in rooms that must be regarded as 
dramshops, and if banquets, weddings and the like are 
held in such places they must conform with respect 
to singing, dancing, etc., just as if the place was open 
to the public at the time of such private affair. That 
rule prevails in the case of hotels and clubs as well 
as in other dramshops if such an affair is given in a 
room which is licensed as a dramshop. 

We believe we have outlined above the principal 
features of the ordinance with respect to the places 
which it affects. 



No request being made by any two aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



(Signed) 

Approved : 
(Signed) 



Yours truly, 
Leon Horn stein, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Samuel A. Ettelson, 
Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO, 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings and City Hall submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pretzel, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to 
whom was referred (October 15, 1917, page 1239, and 
October 22, 1917, page 1318, respectively) two orders 
directing issuance of permit to the Baltimore & Ohio 
Chicago Terminal Railroad Company to construct and 
maintain a temporary frame freight house on the 
south side of West Harrison street and the east side 
of South Franklin street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following substitute order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Baltimore 
& Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company to erect, 
and maintain, for a period of two years from the date 
of the passage of this order, a temporary frame freight 
house on the south side of West Harrison street and 
the east side of South Franklin street produced south- 
erly, being in Block 88 of School Section 16, Township 
39 North, Range 14, east of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian in the City of Chicago, Illinois; said building to 
be 220 feet long, with an average width of 60 feet, be- 
ing 69 feet wide at the north end and 48 feet wide at the 
south end, the sides and roof of same to be covered 
with corrugated iron. 



The same committee submitted a report as follows: (Signed) 



/ Chicago, November 13, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: * 

Your Committee on License, to whom were referred 

(July 10, 1916, page 1368) an order for an ordinance 
to prohibit the sale of cigarettes by wholesale dealers 
to unlicensed retail dealers; and 

(October 1, 1917, page 1165) an ordinance amending 
Section 2721 of The Chicago Code of 1911 in reference 
to tbe issuance of free licenses and tags for motor 
vehicles, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that said matters be 
placed on file. 



Respectfully submitted, 

George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

John Toman, 



Chairman. 
Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report. 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Commjttee on Buildings and City Hall, to 
whom was referred (November 5, 1917, page 1417) an 
order directing issuance of permit to M. L. Cogswell 
for construction of extension to rear porch at 2739 Best 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to M. L. Cogs- 
well to make an extension of 5 feet by 11 feet to the 



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1481 



rear porch of the two-flat building located at 2739 Best 
avenue, as per sketch attached. 

• Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Gkorge PaETZEL, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 9, 1917. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to 
whom was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1368) an 
order directing issuance of permit to J. H. Hibler for 
erection of auto-shed at 1547 East 65th street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following substi- 
tute^ order : 

Ordered; That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to J. H. Hibler to erect an auto-shed, 18 feet 6 
inches by 12 feet 2 inches, on rear of lot at 1557 East 
65th street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) ' George Pretzel,, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the pity of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Bui.ldings a^id City Hall, to 
whom was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1373) an 
order directing the Commissioner of Buildings to al- 
low H. P. Nelson to maintain garage as constructed at 
649 Wellington avenue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow H. P. Nelson to maintain 
garage as constructed at 649 Wellington avenue, pro- 
vided that the spaces between the studs in the exist- 
ing wall between the old shed and the new addition 
thereto shall be filled with brick covered on both sides 
with metal lath and cement plaster. ' • 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

# Chairman. 

ALSO, ■ 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 



Chicago, November 9, 1917. 

Tp the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to 
whom was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1376) an 
order directing the Commissioner of Buildings to al- 
low William H. Roberts to maintain brick building as 
constructed on rear of lot at 6742 Wentworth avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow William H. Roberts to 
maintain brick building as originally constructed on 
the rear of the lot at 6742 Wentworth avenue as per 
plans on file with the Buildijig Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



also, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 16, 1917. 

T.0 the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to 
whom was referred (November 5, 1917, page 1412) an 
order to allow Joseph Sadowski to occupy building as 
constructed at 8834 Commercial avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow Joseph 
Sadowski to occupy as now constructed building on 
premises known as 8834 Commercial avenue. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on mption of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor" and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to 
whom was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1326) an 
order directing issuance of permit to Schultz & Hirsch 
Co. for erection of frame addition to factory building 
at -1300-12 Fulton street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following substitute order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Schultz & Hirsch Co. to erect and maintain for 
a period of two years from the date of the passage of 
this order, a frame addition to the factory building on 
premises known as 1300-1312 Fulton street, according 



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to plans to be submitted to tbe Commissioner of Build- 
injxs, provided tbat said addition shall comply with all 
(he rpquiremcnts of the Building Ordinances except 
I ho pi'ohibition against the erection of frame build- 
ings within the fire limits. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

* Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same connnittee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published:, 

CmcAGO, November 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 5, 1917, page 1417) an order 
to allow C. E. Smith to maintain shed as constructed 
at 525 Grant place, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow C. E. Smith to main- 
tain shed a^g at present constructed on premises known 
as 525 Grant place. 

Respectfully submitted, 

. (Sigtied) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee suJjmitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1368) an order 
directing issuance of permit to the Standard Oil Co. 
for the construction and maintenance of signs on roofs 
of buildings at 2657 East 95th street, having had the 
same under advisement, he^ leave to report -and rec- 
ommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed ^to issue a permit to the Standard 
Oil Co. to construct and maintain signs on roofs of 
main building and barn at 2657 East 95th street. 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) .George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 
also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 



November 19, 1917. 

Chicago, November 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (June 4, 1917, page 372) an order to al- 
low Mrs. Minnie Sturtz fo occupy and maintain flat as 
constructed in basement of building at 1317 Carmen 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recorhmend the passage of the fol- 
lowing substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to allow Mrs. Minnie Sturtz to occupy and 
maintain basement flat as at present constructed at 
1317 Carmen avenue, provided that the door separating 
the pantry and kitchen shall be removed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

# 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Cijicago, November 16, 19-17. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 5, 1917, page 1420) an order 
directing issuance of permit to George Taylor for 
erection of frame addition to cottage at 9314 Emerald 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to, report and recommend the passage of' said 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Geroge Taylor to erect 
frame addition to cottage at 9314 Emerald avenue, ac- 
cording to plans on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

George Pretzel, 
Chairman. 
also, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred arid 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 9, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 29, 1917, page 1373) an order 
directing an investigation of the issuance by the De- 
partment of Buildings of a permit for the construction 
^of a machine shop at 2698-2720 Southport avenue, 
bog leave to report that it is the opinion of your com- 
mittee, after investigation and the hearing of evidence 
as to the use to which the building is to be put, that 



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the building proposed to be erected at 2698-2720 
Southport avenue is a machine shop and not a factory 
within the meaning of the Building Ordinances, and 
your committee therefore -recommend that the Com- 
missioner of Buildings revoke the permit heretofore 
issued for the construction of said building. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a feport as follows : 

Chicago, November. 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 15, 1917, page' 1245) an ordi- 
nance for amendment of Section 1478 of The Chicago 
Code of 1911, in reference to the- keeping of cattle and 
swine, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that said ordinance be 
referred to your Committee on Health, as it is a mat- 
ter properly within the jurisdiction of said commit- 
tee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen pres- 
ent to defer consideration of said report for flnal ac- 
tion thereon until the next regular meeting, and the 
question being put. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, November 16, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November '5, 1917, page 1419) an order 
to allow building at 4900 Federal street to be occupied 
and maintained as constructed, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
that said order be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Pretzel . moved to concur in. said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen pres- 
ent to defer consideration of said report for final ac- 
tion thereon until the next regular meeting, and the 
question being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Compensation. 

The Committee on Compensation submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of Aid. Doyle, 
ordered placed on file: 

Chicago, November 16, 1917. 

To- the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago An 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Compensation, to whom was re- 
ferred the application of the Thos. Cusack Company 
for lease of space in the first east-and-west public 
alley north of West Harrison street adjoining prem- 
ises known as 1312-60 West Harrison street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
the passage of the following order by your committee : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to the Thos. Cusack Company to use space 
20 'feet by 4 feet 10 inches and 15 feet by 2 feet 6 
inches on the south side of the first east-and-west pub- 
lic alley north of West Harrison street adjoining the 
premises known as 1312-60 West Harrison street, for 
a period of three (3) years, at an annual compensa- 
tion of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), payable in ad- 
vance, upon filing a bond for ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00) to indemnify the city in connection 
therewith; said permit to be subject to revocation up- 
on thirty (30) days' notice in writing. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



T. A. Doyle, 
Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen; and Special 
Assessment, Improvement and Repealing Ordinances 
Submiitted by the Board of Local Improvements 
(Said Matters Having Been Presented in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the Thirty-fifth Ward). 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Acme Packing Company. for two driveways at 2216-22 
South La Salle street; said permit to be issued and 
work to be done according to the provisions of the 
ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. for a drive- 
way on the east side of South Clark street, 200 feet 
north of West 16th street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Orderedj'Tha.i the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to G. 
0. Ballin to erect arid maintain a V-shaped cloth* 



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sign lo extciul oighl ("eel from ilio building; said 
sign shall be orcctcd and maintained in accordance 
witii all rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. Said permit shall be issued subject 
to revocation by the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and lie is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Manuel to sell Christmas greens and holiday 
edibles during the month of December, 1917, in 
front of premises No. 69 West Van Buren street. 
Said permit shall be issued subject to the revoca- 
tion of the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the 'fbomas Hardware & Cutlery Co. for a V-shaped 
muslin sign in front of premises known and de- 
scribed as 42 South Clark street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
Said permit shall be issued subject to revocation by 
the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Uhlich Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Asylum for 
two driveways at 2344-2348 South La Salle street. 
Said permit to be issued and work to be done ac- 
cording to the provisions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and mainten- 
ance of driveways. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the Allen D. Wrisley Com- 
pany to install, maintain and use a conduit under and 
across Taylor street, east of South Fifth avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a claim of The Hibernian 
Banking Association for a refund of special assessment, 
wliich was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order directing that the 
Syrian and Armenian Committee- of Chicago be pre- 
mitted to conduct a "tag day" November 24, 1917, 
which was 

RefeiTed to the Committee on Finance. " 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
oidinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 19th, 
1915) for cement sidewalk on the northwesterly side 
of Archer avenue from South Canal street to West 
23rd place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Coughlin, 
said ordinance was 'passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
!o;sw : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
RiChert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. .Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
.Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
K(!rner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, ifealy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 



son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toolc, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed March 
27, 1911) for paving South Canal street from Archer 
avenue to West 29th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kenna, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Coughliif, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak! 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez. 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers. Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — Noiie. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Anderson presented an order directing that the 
55th Street M. E. Church be permitted to use ordinary 
sash and glass in new church .bjailding, in lieu of metal 
sash and wire glass, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid, Anderson presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to the Women's Relief Corps, John Brown 
Post No. 14, to solicit funds on the public streets No- 
vember 26, 1917, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed November 
6, 1916) for cement sidewalks on the south side of 
East 31st street from Calumet avenue to Forest avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Anderson, 
said- ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as "fol- 
lows: 

Yea*— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliilf, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak' 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez^ 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Schwartz presented a resolution from the Cook 
County Real Estate Board suggesting that a committee 



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of Aldermen and citizens be appointed to appear be- 
fore the State Board of Equalization to secure financial 
relief for the City of Chicago by means of increased 
assessments against the capital stock of corporations, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Schwartz prosentcnl a claim of Robert N. Chat- 
ain & Company (agents) for a rebate of water rates, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Schwartz and II iff presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install an 
electric arc light on Cottage Grove avenue betw-een 
East 42nd place and East 43rd street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install an 
electric arc light in the alley between East 39th 
street. East 40th street, Prairie avenue and Indiana 
avenue. 

Aid. Iliff and Schwartz presented an order for an 

investigation of reductions in service oh the lines of 

•the South Side Elevated Railroad Company, and for 

restoration of maximum service during the "rush" 

hours, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Schwartz and Iliff preisented an order for pav- 
ing with brick an alley in the block bounded by Cot- 
tage Grove avenue, Drexel boulevard. East 46th street 
and East 47th street, w'hich was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 10, 
1916) for paving the alley between East 47th street, 
East 48th slreet. South Wabash avenue and South 
State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schw^artz, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : • . 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, 'Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimlball, Fetzer, Oross^ Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Ki'umdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy. 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adiamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toolc, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed De- 
cember 7, 1916) for paving the alley between East 39th 
street. East 40th street. South Wabash avenue and 
South Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Iliff, 'said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, W'alkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



FOURIH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented a resolution amending the 
rules of procedure of the Council to provfde for crea- 
tion of a standing committee to be know-n as the "Com- 
mittee on Home Defense". 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said resolution. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt said resolution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, UilT, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, W'alkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole. Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the rules of this Council, adopted 
on April 23, 1917, as shown at pages 2-6 of the 
Council Proceedings of that date, be and the same 
are hereby amended as follows : 

By adding at the end of Rule 40, appearing on page 
4, rightrhand column, the following: '^ 

"16. Committee on Home Defense; 9 members"; 
and by adding at the end of Riile 43, appearing on 
page 5, left-hand column, the following: 

"The principal duty of the Committee on Home 
Defense shall be to co-operate and confer with the 
State Council of Defense, State Food Administrator, 
State Fuel Administrator and such other ofTicials as 
' deal or will deal with similar subjects, for the pur- 
pose of devising plans and programs to aid and assist 
in food production, distribution, conservation and 
regulation and in supplementing the efforts of state 
and national officials in limiting retailers' prices and 
profits, and further to 'Obtain adequate qualities and 
quantities of foods, supplies and materials for Chi- 
cago and its citizens, so that a Chicago consumer 
may get the benefit at once of any assistance it may 
be able to give, and to confer and co-operate with 
the State Council of Defense and Federal Govern- 
ment in all matters relating to the protection of life 
and property in the City of Chicago." 



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Aid. Ilicliert presented a resolution designating mem- 
bers of the Committee on Home Defense. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said resolution. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt said resolution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea5— Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliif, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough,. Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuHerton, Novak! 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace^ 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisheri 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Glark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Gommittee on Home Defense, 
as provided by Rule 40' as amended, be composed of 
the following members, the first Alderman named to 
act as Ghairman of said committee: 

Lipps, Toman, Bowler, Healy, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Haderlein, Block, Iliff, Kimball. 

Aid. Richert presented an order directing that Stel- 
ter & Gook be permitted to maintain shed at 2825 Far- 
rell street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of P. J. McShane 
for reimbursement of cost of repairing sewer and open- 
ing street, claims of Sam Arado, Mary M. Barber, C. W. 
Finn, Wm. French, Herman Simon and Peter Van Vlis- 
singen for refunds of 90'% of special assessments for 
water supply pipes, and claims of G. W. Ghesley, Carl 
M. Gottfried, Timothy Hayes, L. S. Heafield, Jessen & 
Rosberg, F. Krase and Andrew M. Lynch for rebates of 
water rates,^ which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hickey presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Lawrence Azukas to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 949 West 33rd street; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Hickey presented a claim of Fred Overhue for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented the following ordinance, which 
w^s ordered published, and consideration of which was 
deferred : 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on March 28, 1917, and appearing upon pages 
4161-2 of the Journal of the Council Proceedings of 
said date, which ordinance was amended on May 9, 
1917, said amendment appearing on page 157 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said last mentioned date 
be and the same is amended as follows: By striking 
out Section two (2) of said ordinance and inserting 
the following as Section two (2) in lieu thereof: 

"Section 2. The vacation herein provided for is 
made upon the express condition that within nine 
(9) months after the passage of this ordinance, the 
Union Stock Yard and Transit Company of Chicago 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum of six thou- 
sand two hundred seventy-five and forty-six one- 
hundredthis ($6,275.46) dollars towards a fund for the 
payment and satisfaction of any and all claims for 
damages which may arise from the vacation of said 
parts -of said streets and alley; provided, that if 
said sum is not sufficient to pay any damages occa- 
sioned by the passage of this ordinance, said Union 
Stock Yard and Transit Company of Ghicago shall 
not be liable to pay to the City of Chicago any fur- 
ther sum, and if the damages occasioned by the pas- 
sage hereof do not amount to the sum above pro-* 
vided to be paid by said Union Stock Yard and Tran- 
sit Company of Chicago, the City of Chicago shall not 
be liable to repay to said Union Stock Yard and Tran- 
sit Co. of Ghicago any portion of said six thousand 
two hundred and seventy-five and forty-six one-hun- 
dredths ($6,275.46) dollars; and the further condi- 
tion that said Union Stock Yard and Transit Com- 
pany of Chicago shall within nine (9) months after 
the passage of this ordinance, deposit in the city 
treasury of the City, of Ghicago a sum sufficient to 
defray all cost of the readjustment of the sidewalk 
and curbing in Bross avenue, between South Arte- 
sian avenue and South Campbell avenue, and in 
South Artesian avenue, between Bross avenue and 
West 34th street. The precise amount of the sum 
so deposited shall be ascertained by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works after such investigation as is 
requisite." 

And further by striking out the words and figure 
"eight (8) months" in line 6, Section three (3) of said 
ordinance and inserting the words and figure "nine (9) 
months" in lieu thereof. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Aid. McDonough and Doyle presented an order di- 
recting that the Chicago Junction Railway Company be 
permitted to construct a roof over platform on its 
right of way at West 39th street and South Canal 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. McDonough presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works , 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E, J. Barker to construct and maintain a driveway 



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across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
2350 West 43rd street; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental assessment to pay the deficiency of the cost of 
work for laying lead water service pipes in a system of 
streets as follows: West 42nd street between South 
Rockwell street and South California avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Doyle, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, . Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Pick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 



Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Decem- 
ber 7, 1916) for paving the alleys between East 47th 
street, East 47th place, Drexel boulevard and Cottage 
Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — iCoughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle,_ McDonough, Nlance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodbull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Martin J. Christensen to construct and maintain a 
driveway across the sidewalk in front of premises 
knowTi as 5531-33 South State street; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the terms of an ordinance 
passed July 28, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Nance presented an order to require owners of 
private garbage wagons to have their names and ad- 
dresses painted on such wagons, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Nance presented claims of John Lace and W. M. 
Massey for rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed December 7, 
1916) for paving the alleys between East 47th place, 
East 48th street, Drexel boulevard and Cottage Grove 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Nance, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kimball presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and he 
is hereby directed to draft and submit to this Coun- 
cil an ordinance requiring that the street number of 
each building in the City of Chicago shall be dis- 
played in such place and manner that it can be - 
easily read from the alley in the rear of the build- 
ing, the cost of erecting and maintaining such num- 
ber to be paid by the property-owner. 

'Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Hamilton to maintain three (3) driveways at 
5101-522' East 63rd street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to the provisions of 
the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Kimball presented a clairn of Geary & Forbrich 
(agents) for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fetzer presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the claim of Norman L. Pasnow, 
placed on file March 26, 1917, be and the same is 
hereby taken from file and re-referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
The Woodlawn Theater to erect and maintain a sign 
to be attached to building at 853-55 East 63rd street. 
Said sign shall be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 



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parlmont- ol' Public Works. This privilege sliall be 
subjoi'l to termination by llie Mayor at any 'time in 
his discretion. 

Aid. Fetzer presented claims of M. Klein and Mrs. .T. 
A. Lassers for rebates of waler rates, which were 

Pioferrcd to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealihg an ordinance (passed October 23, 
191()i for opening the alley between East 6/ith street, 
East ()5th street. Stony Island avenue and Harper ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. ^Kimball, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nay's as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nlance, A. A. Mc- . 
Gormick, Kiniball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steifen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, 'Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Glark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Gross presented the following order, which was, 
on motion duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Polish Defense Recruiting Association to erect, and 
maintain for thirty days, a banner across the street 
in front of premises known as 8749 Commercial 
avenue. Said banner shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Aid. Gross presented an order for a water main in 
Paxton avenue from East 92nd street to East 93rd 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Woodhull and Cross presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to Thomas Koscielski 
to construct, maintain and operate a railroad switch 
track across Burnham avenue, north of East 83rd street, 
and across adjacent alley, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Woodhull presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Lutheran Zion Churcb to construct a concrete wall 
three (3) feet from the lot (street) line and maintain 
an open area 110 feet by 3 feet in the sidewalk space 
adjoining the church on the east side of Burley 
avenue, south of East 91st street; said permit to be 



issued without the usual compensation fee and bond 
required in such cases. 

Aid. Woodhull presented a claim of Dorothy Sherwin 
for a rebate of water rates, and a claim of F. G, 
Sweeney for a refund of permit fee, wbich were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 4, 1917) 
for drains in Anthony avenue from East 92nd street to 
East -93rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Cross, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— -Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak: 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace,' 
Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental assessment to pay the deficiency of the 
cost of work for laying lead water service pipes in 
Clyde avenue from Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to 
East 79th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Woodhull, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— .Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nlance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak'. 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez! 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace.' 
Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher^ 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Glark — 64. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed March 
2, 1914) for drains in Jeffery aven-ue from East 75th 
street to East 76th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gross, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nlance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
■Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak! 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace,' 
Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 



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O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue to H. J. Mc- 
Nichols Company, a licensed drain-layer, a permit to 
lay 75 six-inch drains in the east side of Indiana 
avenue between East 99th street and East 103rd 
street and 183 drains in East 103rd street between 
Indiana avenue and Dauphin avenue, on the payment 
of one $5.00 permit fee and the cost of inspection, 
the regular fee to be paid whenever the drains are 
extended for use, such work shall be done under the 
supervision of the Bureau of Sewers, Department of 
Public Works, and in conformity with all the rules 
and regulations governing such construction, and the 
privileges hereiby granted shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor ^t any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Block presented an order directing that Mary 
Lotasto be permitted to maintain sheds at 523 West 
80th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Block presented a claim of John C. Finn & Co. 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

' Aid. Block and Johnson presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the -Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Illinois Central Railroad Company to maintain two 
(2) driveways on the west side of Chauncey avenue, 
to be. located at points 75 feet and 225 feet, respec- 
tively, south of East 76th street; said permit to be 
issued and work to be done according to the provi- 
sions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Johnson presented the following orders, which 
" were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install and 
main-tain an electric arc light at the northeast corner 
of East lUth street and South M)ichigan avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install and 
maintain electric arc lights at the following loca- 
tions : 

East 104th street at the first alley east of South 
Wabash avenue; 

East 104th street at the alley between South 
Wabash avenue and South State street; and 

Three lights on West 105th street from Went- 
worth avenue west to the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad tracks. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed July 6, 1911) 



•for opening West 63rd street from Stewart avenue to 
South State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, said 
ordinance was' passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson,. Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kiniball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
■Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
■ Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz,. Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fiick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski,, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm., J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman. Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cin- 
der sidewalk on the west side of South La Salle street 
from West 93rd street to West 95th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krun>dick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fiick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 'Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed May 21, 
1917) for water service pipes in East 93rd street from 
Drexel avenua.to Woodlawn avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak. 
Kerner, Home. Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy. 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallacb, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

.\LSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cinder sidewalk on the south side of West 125th street 
from 1029.30 feet east of Wentworth avenue to Went- 
worth avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Johnson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



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Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Oormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Bliock, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touby, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son. Kennedy., Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, R©a, Fisher, 
Mlichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 19, 
1916) for water supply pipe in Wentworth avenue from 
West 123rd street to West 125th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Block, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kjmball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touby, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols presented a claim of C. Greenwald 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed February 19, 
1917) for paving the alleys between West 18th street. 
West 19th street, South May street and South Racine 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McNichols, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touby, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son. Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Krumdick presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



Edward Frank to maintain a sign projecting from the 
building located at 2151 West 21st street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to The 
Paris Cleaners and Dyers to maintain signboard to 
project from building at 2233 West 21st street. Said 
sign shall be erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege sball be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and he 
is hereby directed to draft and submit to this Coun- 
cil a Bill for an Act to prohibit the State of Illinois 
or any municipality or other governmental entity 
within the State of Illinois to issue a license, for the 
engaging in or operation of any business for whicb a 
license is required by law, to any person wbo is not 
a citizen of the United States. 

Aid. CuUerton presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the National Beverage Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and use a bridge or covered 
passageway over and across the east-and-west alley in 
the block bounded by West 18th street, South Lincoln 
street. South Robey street and West 17th street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. CuUerton presented an order for appointment 
of a special committee of five members of the City 
Council, to examine into and report to the City Council 
on the organization and administration of the Depart- 
ment of Police and the Fire Department and the con- 
dition and maintenance of the equipment of said de- 
partments, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, Fire, Police 
and Civil Service. 

Aid. CuUerton presented an order directing the Board 
of Local Improvements to stop all proceedings for the 
widening of Ogden avenue until the end of the war. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to pass said order. 

Aid, Healy moved that consideration of said order be 
postponed temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Subsequently Aid, Healy moved to ref^r said "order to 
the Committee on Home Defense. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, CuUerton presented an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works not to repair any water- 
bound macadam pavements if the cost of such repairs 
is chargeable to the Vehicle Tax Fund, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance providing for the establishment of curb lines 
on both sides of West 17th street between South Robey 
street and South Hoyne avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion oT Aid, Krumdick, 



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said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mlichiaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edward Rister to erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 2208 S. Albany avenue; said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Home- presented an ordinance providing for the 
creation of a "Dramshop License Gommission," to have 
supervision of the licensing and regulation of dram- 
shops. 

Ald^ Home moved to refer said erdinance to the 
Committee on License. 

Aid. Iliff moved to refer said ordinance to the Com- 
mittee on Finance, 

The question being put on the motion to refer said 
ordinance to the Committee on License, the motion 
was lost, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, Fetzer, Woodhull, 
Klaus, Kerner, Home, Smith, Maypole, Kaindl, Walker, 
Roeder, Gapitain, Lipps^ Byrne, Wm. J. Lynch, Long, 
Clark— 19. 

Nays — ^Anderson, Iliff, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Gross, Block, Johnson, Mc- 
Nichols, Krumdick, Cullerton, Ahern, Rodriguez, Kunz, 
Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Pow- 
ers, Fick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Link, Pretzel, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Pegram, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, To- 
man, Thos. J. Lynch — 42. 

The question being put on the motion to refer said 
■ordinance to the Committee on Finance, the motion 
prevailed. 

Aid. Home and Ahern presented the following or- 
ders, which were onr motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



Walter I. Goldy to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 3717-21 West Harrison street; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner •of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to A. 
J. Hoffman to erect and maintain a canvas sign for 
thirty (30) days across sidewalk in front of 2812 
West Madison street. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his. discretion. 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Kennedy to erect, and maintain for thirty- 
days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 3306 West 12th street. Said 
sign shall be erected and maintained in accordance 
\Vith all rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Charles H. Schlueter to erect and maintain a box- 
shaped muslin sign to project from building at 2444 
West Madison street. Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. S. Smith to maintain a driveway at 3816 West 
Madison street. Said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the provisions of the ordi- 
. nance of July 28th, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Ahern and Home presented a claim of John 
Ryan for rental of yard space, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented an order direct- 
ing that Walter Duzewski be permitted to complete 
alterations on building at 1910 West Superior street, 
which was ^ 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City- 
Hall. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented a claim of H. 
Fried for a rebate of water rates, and a claim of Joseph 
D. Martin for reimbursement of cost of connecting 
sewer, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance repealing an ordinance (passed June 18, 1917) 



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for paving the alley belween West Chicago avenue, 
Wt'st Huron stroot, Xorth Homan avenue and Norfli 
'rruinbuU avenue, 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid, 
Smith, deferred. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the following orders, 
which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to S. 
Bauer to erect and maintain a wooden sign, two 
feet high by four feet wide, in front of premises 
known as 2103 West Division street. Said sign shall 
be erecte'd and maintained in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mitchell Berg to erect and rhaintain a canvas sign, 
four feet high by twelve feet wide, in front of 
premises known as 2058 West Division street. Said 
sign shall be erected and maintained in accordance 
with the i^ules and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Flower and Meyer to construct, maintain and oper- 
ate a canopy over the sidewalk in West Chicago 
avenue, to be attached to the building or structure 
at 2320-28 West Chicago avenue, in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be filed with the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and approved by the 
Commissioner of Buildings and Chief of Fire Pre- 
vention and Public Safety, said canopy not to exceed 
26 feet in length nor 12 feet in width, upon the 
filing of the application and bond and payment of 
the initial compensation provided for by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the order heretofore passed on Oc- 
tober 15, 1917, published in the Council Journal, 
page 1239, ordering the removal of water meters 
installed at 5411 and 5474 Hyde Park boulevard, be 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the following resolution, 
which was, on motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, Due to controversy between various 
organizations of labor the completion of the con- 
struction work on the Mayfair pumping station is 
being greatly delayed, and 

Whereas, The delay in the completion of this 
work will cause inconvenience, discomfort and mis- 
ery to upwards of two hundred thousand of Chi- 
cago's population because of lack of water pressure 
under present conditions; therefore be it 

Resolved, That his Honor, the Mayor, is hereby 
instructed to appoint a committee of five Aldermen 
with a view of making a thorough investigation of 



the matters in dispute and ironing out the differences 
at the earliest possible moment. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented a resolution for an in- 
vestigation of alleged charges made against the De- 
partment of Police in reference to non-enforcenaent 
of laws and ordinances against employes of the Shaw 
Taxicab Company and the Yellow Taxicab Company, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, Fire, Police 
and Civil Service. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented a claim of Charles Nuss- 
man for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Comniittee on Finance. 

Aid. Kaindl presented a claim of John Dalton for 
wages, and a claim of M. Hymanson for a rebate of wa- 
ter rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed November 
29, 1915) for paving the alley between Hirsch boule- 
vard, Potomac avenue, North Oakley avenue and 
North Claremont avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rodriguez, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, .Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richer t, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. jT Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mlichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the Chicago Sash, Door & Blind 
Manufacturing Company to maintain and operate a 
railroad switch track along and across Fleetwood 
street, north of Blanch street, which wa's 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. WalkoW'iak and Adamkiewicz presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
korris Clothing Company to string, and maintain 
for thirty days, a muslin isign across the sidewalk 
in front of premises known as 861 Milwaukee avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege shall be subject to 



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termination by the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Salk Clothing Company to string, and maintain for 
thirty days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 866 Milwaukee avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regiilations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the M.ayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
■ be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Franklin Meyers to erect and maintain a permanent 
wood and canvas sign, 12 feet by 3 feet, to project 
from building known as 740-742 Milwaukee avenue. 
•Said sign shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Walkowiak and Adamkiewicz presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and authority to Devoe & 
Raynolds Company, Inc., to maintain and use a rail- 
road switch track across West Chicago avenue, west 
of North Halsied street, and across adjacent alley, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Walkowiak and Adamiewicz presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and authority to Devoe & 
Raynolds Company, Inc., to maintain and use a bridge 
or covered passageway and a tunnel across the east- 
and-west alley in the block bounded by West Chicago 
avenue. North Green street. North Halsted street and 
West Superior street, which was 

• Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Walkowiak and Adamkiewicz presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and authority to Thomas 
E. Wilson & Company to construct, maintain and use 
loading platforms in the sidewalk space of West Su- 
perior and West Huron streets, adjoining premises 
known as 701-9 North Sangamon street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Adamkiewicz presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Andrzej Starsiak to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 
1465 West Chicago avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Comrriissioner of Public Works 



be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Chicago Fire Underwriters to maintain two (2) 
driveways at 111-113 South Green street; said per- 
mit to be issued and work to be done according to 
the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Ordered, That the following Ordinances placed on 
file June 22, 1917, as noted on page 659 of the Coun- 
cil Journal, be and the same are hereby taken from 
file and re-referred to the Committee on Local In- 
dustries : 

Ordinance granting permission and authority to 
William Bunge Company to construct, maintain 
and operate a railroad switch track in and along 
Carroll avenue, west of Ann street, etc.; 

Ordinance granting permission and authority to 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway and 
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 
way Co. to construct, maintain and operate four 
railroad switch tracks along and across Carroll 
avenue between North Sangamon street and North 
Elizabeth street,' etc.; 

Ordinance granting permission and authority to 
Lincoln Ice Company to construct, maintain and 
operate a railroad switch track in and along Car- 
roll avenue, east of North Elizabeth street; 

Ordinance granting permission and authority to 
Helen P. Pelouze, Wm. Hale, Gale and Percival 
Thompson to construct, maintain and operate a 
railroad switch track in and along Carroll avenue 
between Curtis and North May streets; 

Ordinance granting permission and authority to 
Helen P. Pelouze, Wm. Hale, Gale and Percival 
Thompson to construct, maintain and operate a 
railroad switch track in and along Carroll aveue 
between North Morgan street and North Carpenter 
street, and 

Ordinance granting permission and authority to 
Burkhartsmeier Bros, to construct, maintain and 
operate a railroad switch track in and along Gar- 
roll avenue between Ann and North Elizabeth 
streets. 

Aid. Healy presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Bernard A. Eckhart to maintain 
and operate a raili^oad switch track across Ada street, 
south of Arbour place, and across adjacent alley, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Healy presented a claim of Jacob Burkharts- 
meier for a refund of permit fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Healy presented an order authorizing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to purchase water, ice and 
towel service for the Commission on Downtown Mu- 
nicipal Improvements, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Touhy presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



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Tony Sigliulo to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 1054 West Madi- 
son street. Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
James Trimarco to erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 806 South 
Hermitage avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mlicbaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 
Nays — None. " 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bowler presented a claim of Albert Lurie for 
a refund of permit fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Biowler presented an order for removal of water 
meter from premises known as 6648-50 South State 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Nich. Thomopolas to erect and maintain a barber 
pole on the edge of the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1126 South Halsted street. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad Company to maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track along and across South Union avenue, 
south of West 22nd street and a railroad switch track 
in and along South Union avenue and across Ford ave- 
nue, south of West 22nd street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed March 26, 
1917) for paving Blair street from Canalport avenue 
to 34 feet south of the north line of West 20t'h street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fick, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touby, 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Walker presented an ordinance establishing the 
sidewalk line on the west side of Seneca street from 
Walton place to Delaware place. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Walker moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
■ Kerner, Home, Abern, Smith, M'aypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mftc'haelson, Hazen, Toman, Kos'tner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the west 
iside of Seneca street from Walton place to Delaware 
place be and the same is hereby established at the 
curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances 
in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in effect from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Walker presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Public Works 
and Buildings be and they are hereby directed to is- 
sue a permit to the American Printers' Roller Com- 
pany to erect and maintain a wire sign over the side^ 
walk adjoining premises at 314-18 West Grand ave- 
nue. Said sign shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partments of Public Works and Buildings. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Fred Kohl to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
871-3 North State street. Said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the terms of an ordinance passed July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and mainten^ 
ance of driveways. 



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Aid. Walker presented an order directing that Fred 
iScharf be permitted to maintain rear porch on build- 
ing at 1400 Wells street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Walker presented a claim of J. C. Holland for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Walker presented an order for paving an alley 
in the block bounded by West Illinois street, West 
Grand avenue, Wells street and North Franklin street, ' 
which wais 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. R. H. McGormick presented the following reso- 
lution, which was, on motion, duly adopted: 

Resolved, That- the Mayor be authorized to ap- 
point a committee of seven aldermen to arrange for 
proper participation by the city in the approaching 
Illinois Centennial celebration, which occurs in the 
year 1918. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Hetzel & Company to repair the driveway and 
sidewalk located at 1743 Larrabee street. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented an order directing 
issuance of a pei'mit to B. J. Hotton to remodel build- 
ing at the southwest corner of West North avenue and 
Town court, and an order directing that C. Kaisch be 
permitted to maintain frame addition to building at 
1521 iCleveland. avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Wallace presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Buschwah to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises kn'own as 
3132 Broadway. Said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance^ 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Wallace presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to E. A. Gingras to construct a garage at 
rear of premises known as 9H Altgeld street, and an 
order directing issuance of a permit to W. E. Hudson 
to construct and maintain a garage on premises known 
as 829 Wrightwood avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 
The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 



dinance repealing an ordinance (passed November 6, 
1916) for paving the alley between Roscoe street. School 
street. North Clark street and Sheffield avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Steffen, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichol.s, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Nova^, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, H&aly, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



• TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harry Lang to erect, and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 3027 Lincoln avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Haderlein presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to Armour & Company to main- 
tain and operate a railroad switch track along and 
across Herndon street, south of George street, which 
was 

(Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Roeder presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the iCommissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Andrew Weber to erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in front of 3010 Southport 
avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Roeder presented a claim of Paul Ginsburg for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

- Aid. Roeder presented a claim of Julius Rode for com- 
pensation for death of Dorothy Rode, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 11th, 
1917) for paving the alley between Webster avenue, 
Garfield avenue. Seminary avenue and Clifton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion by Aid. Haderlein, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



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Yeas — Couglilin, Komia, Audorson, Schwartz^ Iliflf, 
llii'horl, Hiekcy, Doylc, Mc]>onougli, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
(an-mick, Kimball, Fotzcr. Gross, WoodhuU, Block, 
.lohnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kcrnor, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, "Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Baulcr, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Oapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamow^ski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
(TToole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mrtchaclson, Hazen, Toman. Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Link presented the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall be and it is hereby requested to take.up for con- 
sideration the following amendment to the building 
ordinances : ' , 

"No permit shall be granted or plans approved 
unless such plans are signed and sealed by a licensed 
architect as provided in an Act to provide for the 
licensing of architects and regulating the practice of 
architecture as a profession in the City of Chicago, 
approved June 3rd, 1897, or by a licensed structural 
engineer as provided in an Act to provide for the 
licensing of structural engineers, approved July 5th, 
1915." 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Nat Barone to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front of 1129 Berwyn 
avenue. Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to tei'mination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. " 

Aid. Link presented a claim of Robert Klotz for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Capitain presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the 'Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Albert J. Niebuhs to erect arid maintain a barber 
pole in front of premises 3655 N. Halsted street. Said 
barber pole shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance, with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the Major at any time 
in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings, the 
Commissioner of Health, the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Commissioner of Gas and Electricity 
be and they are hereby directed to issue the necessary 
permits to the Sixteenth Church of Christ Scientist, 
without cost, for the erection of a church building 
located at northeast corner of Kenilworth avenue 
and North Ashland boulevard. , 

Aid. Capitain presented an order directing issuance 



of a permit to the Sixteenth Church of Christ Scientist 
for the construction of a church building at the north- 
east corner of Kenilworth avenue and North Ashland 
boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on iBuildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Link moved to proceed to consideration of 
a recommendation, estimate and ord'inance for curbing, 
grading and paving 'with asphalt Buena avenue from 
Clarendon avenue to Sheridan road (deferred October 
15, 1917, page 1252). 

The motion prevailed. • 

Aid. Link moved that said ordinance be recommitted 
to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Link moved to proceed to consideration of 
a recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in Buena avenue from Clarendon avenue to 
Sheridan road (deferred November 5th, 1917, page 
1417). 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Link moved that said ordinance be recommitted 
to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The motion prevailed. 

. The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 

ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed December 

6th, 1915) for paving the alley between Thome avenue, 

.Granville avenue, Greenview avenue and North Clark 

street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Link, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Ilifif, 
Richert, Hickey, Doj^le, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touby, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

I 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with asphalt Edgecomb place 
from Broadway to Sheridan road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Capitain, 
said estimate was approved, and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Feteer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick,- CuUei-ton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern. Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touby, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace. 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, ^Byrne, Hrubec, 






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O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
M!ichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed April 
23rd, 1917) for paving Fair Oaks street from Hazel 
street to Broadway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Link, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Hiff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, -Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick," CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touliy. 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, IJttler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman. Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

. ALSO. 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 
4th, 1915) for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Lakewood avenue from Albion avenue to Loyola avenue. 

By unauimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gapitain. 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlm, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, IlilT, 
Richert, Hiokoy. Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer. Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak. 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Oapitai% Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark^64. 

A^ays— None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 
19th, 1915) for cement sidewalks on the east side of 
Murphy avenue from Birchwood avenue to Howard 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Link, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas- — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Scliwartz, llilf, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Kern-er, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewi'6z, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lrpps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm.' J., Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
M'ichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY- SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Pretzel presented the following orders^ which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings, the 
Commissioner of Health, the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Commissioner of Gas and Electricity 
be and they are hereby directed to issue the necessary 
permits to the Fourteenth Church of Christ, Scientist, 
without cost, for the erection of a church building 
at the southwest corner of Sunnyside avenue and 
North Paulina street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Lincoln Clothing Company to string, and maintain 
for thirty days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk 
, in front of 3953 Lincoln avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to cause the removal 
of street car tracks which project from the North 
Western avenue tracks at a point between Grace and 
Addison streets, as said tracks are of no further use. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an order for an appropriation 
for the year 1918 of a sufficient amount of money to 
cover the cost of construction of a bridge across the 
North Branch of the Chicago River at Addison street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Pretzel pi^esented an order for paving with con- 
crete the east-and-west alley in the block bounded by 
North Lincoln, North Robey, Addison and Eddy streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

Aid. Lipps and Block presented a resolution for an 
investigation as to possible uses for otherwise idle 
labor at the House of Correction in reclaiming waste 
material, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

Aid. Lipps presented a claim of Mrs. E. R. Mills for 
compensation for damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed December 
7th, 1916) for paving the alley between Byron street, 
Grace street, Southport avenue and Janssen avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton. Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 



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O'Toolc, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Roa, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays—None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 
29th, 1917) for a system of brick and tile pipe sewers 
as follows : North California avenue from Kenilworth 
avenue to Sherwin avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, Lipps, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
(^ormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, .Byrne, Hrubec, 
■Q'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— '64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, ~ 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed July 
lOth, 1916) for opening Lunt avenue from North 
Francisco avenue to North California avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, Pretzel, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
John-son, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CulleTton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adanskiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler,. Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed January 
11th, 1917) for water supply pipes in a system of streets 
as follows, to wit: North Rockwell street from Devon 
avenue to Albion avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lipps, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None, 

ALSO, 



bcr 1st, 1915) for cement sidewalks on both sides of 
Winnemac avenue from Lincoln avenue to North Cali- 
fornia avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, Pretzel, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, N'ance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm, J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — ^64. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Kaja to tap water pipe in North Newcastle 
avenue at Hobart avenue for the purpose of installing 
a meter to supply water to house at 5544 Newcastle 
avenue, outside of the city. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is -hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Ocean Sloating Safe Co., Inc. to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the sidewalk in 'front 
of premises known as No. 4520-22-24 West Grand 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the terms 
of an ordinance passed July 28th, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue permits to 
The Standard Oil Company, a corporation, to con- 
struct and maintain two driveways across the side- 
walk in front of following locations : 3565-85 Elston 
avenue and 3201-21 Addison street, same being the 
corner of Elston avenue and Addison street; said 
permits to be issued and the work therein authorized 
,to be done in accordance with the terms of an 
ordinance passed July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. ^ 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William Zeloskey to erect and maintain a board 
sign, 9x3 feet, to project from building known as 
4829 Milwaukee avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Watson presented a claim of R, Z. Tracy for 
compensation for damage to property, and claims of 
Miss Henrietta Koellner for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Fitiance. 



An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Novem- Aid. Watson presented an order amending an order 



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passed October 15, 1917, directing issuance of a permit 
to Anton J. Schmid to tap water supply pipe at the 
corner of Milwaukee avenue and Holbrook street, which 
was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kennedy presented the following order, which 
was, oh motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is 'hereby directed to issue a permit to 
• L. Bromberg to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
4035 Elston avenue; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Kennedy presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to Rev. John E. Traeger to construct a 
portable church building on premises at North Laramie 
avenue and Addison street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 30th. 
1916) for cement sidewalks in a system of streets as 
follows, to wit: south side of Belleplaine avenue from 
North Lockwood avenue to North Long avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Ilifif, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonotigh, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak. 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, , Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mdchaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed May 
21st, 1917) for a sewer in Berenice avenue from North 
Austin avenue to North Meade avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, R.oeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lippis, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 



supplemental assessment to pay the deficiency of the 
cost of work for laying lead water service pipes in 
North Hamlin avenue between Argyle street and Law- 
rence avenue.' 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Li'pps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Glar^k — '64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed July 
6th, 1915) for water service pipes in North Harding 
avenue from Belmont avenue to Barry avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Ariderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez. 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 
15th, 1913) for cement sidewalk on the south side of 
Leland avenue from North Central avenue to North 
Major avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Watson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fi'ck, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher. 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 
2nd, 1916) for water service pipes in North Narragansett 
avenue from Addison street to Irving Park boulevapd. 



HiiiiHllliir 



1500 



NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



November 19, 1917. 



By unaiiiinous consent, on motion of Aid. Kennedy, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
llichorl, Hickcy, Doyle, McDonougli, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Curniick, Kimball, Fetzcr, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kernel', Home, Ahcrn, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers. Fii'k, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Oapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'TooI.c, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisber, 
M>'ichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — ^64. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Adamowski moved to pass an ordinance pro^ 
viding for the construction of a cement sidewalk on a 
system of streets as follows, to wit: southwesterly side 
of Elston avenue from Belmont avenue to North Cali- 
fornia avenue, etc., (deferred November 5, 1917, page 
1419). 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— ^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Liipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisber, 
Miicbaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — ^^64. 

Nays— None. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed July 12th, 
1915) for drains in Fletcher street from North .Rock- 
well street to North Washtenaw avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Adamowski, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cull,eirtbn, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, ' Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 'tong, Rea, Fisher, 
M'ichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed April 
8th, 1915) for cement sidewalks on the north side of 
Wolfram street from North Oakley avenue to 208.25 
feet west thereof. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Littler, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and pays as follows : 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapita'in, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
M!ichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. • 

Nays— None. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Byrne presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and be is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Batien to stiing, and maintain for thirty days, a 
banner across the street at the corner of South 
Halsted street and Root street. Said banner shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Dinnos Belonos to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 
4213 South Halsted street. Said sign shall be erected 
apd maintained in accordance with all tules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby dii^ected to issue a permit to 
James Restruant to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 
4239 South Halsted street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Byrne presented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of alleys in the block bounded by West 
59th street, South Hoyne avenue. South Seeley avenue 
and Englewood Connecting Railroad, in Block 17, 
Dewey's Subdivision, N. W. %, Section 18-38-14 (John 
L. Damon, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

Aid. Byrne and Hrubec presented an order for 
amendment of The Chicago Code of 1911, to include 
within the' fire-limit area the territory bounded by 
West 63rd street. West 67th street, South Richmond 
avenue and South Kedzie avenue, which was 

Referred to the Cbmmittee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Hrubec presented orders directing that the Slov. 
Ev; Aug. V. V. Cirkev "Dr. Martin Luther" Church 
be permitted to construct a temporary frame church 
building at the northeast corner of West 50th and 



November 19, 1917. 



NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



1501 



Honore streets, and for necessary permits free of 
charge, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

Aid. Hrubec presented claims of B. J. Wach for 
rebates of water rates, which were 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of liOcal Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed July 10th, 
1916) for water supply pipes in a system of streets . 
as follows : South Cicero avenue from West 59th street 
to West 63rd street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz. Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy. 
Powers, Fiick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gap i tain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

.-VLSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cinder sidewalk on a system of streets as follows, 
to wit: south side of West 45th street from South 
Knox avenue to South Cicero avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and sai^J ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliif, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, W'alkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. ' . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
suDplemental assessment to pay the deficiency of the 
cost of work' for laying lead water service pipes in 
South Lincoln street between West Marquette road 
and West 71st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz. Iliff, 
■ Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Oormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 



Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 
Nays — None. 

• ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental assessment to pay the deficiency of the 
cost of work for laying lead water service pipes in 
Soxith Seeley avenue between West Garfield boulevard 
and West 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touliy, 
Powers, Fiick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain,. Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

• 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental assessment to pay the deficiency of the 
cost of work for laying lead water service pipes in 
West 68th street between South Robey street and 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Byrne, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, N'ance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, "^alker, Bauler. Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, ' Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate' and ordinance for a 

supplemental assessment to pay the deficiency of the 

cost, of 'work for laying lead water service pipes in 

. the west side of South Western avenue between West 

63rd street and West 71st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hrubec, 
said estimate was approved and sa\,d ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert,' Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdjck, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Horne, Aliern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 



■HHltaHMii^' 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



November 19, 1917. 



Kaiiidl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fiick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Rocder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toolc, Wni. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
M'ic'haelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — -64. 
Nays — None. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented a claim of Annie Keenan et al. 
for compensation for death of Joseph Keenan. which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 22nd, 
1914) for drains in Grove street from West Garfield 
boulevard to West 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pegram, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
M'icbaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — ^64. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY- SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to is^ue a permit to 
Bessie Hollingsworth to erect and maintain a wooden 
sign, 6 feet by 2 feet 6 inches, to project from 
building known as 6452 South Halsted street; said 
sign shall be erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Fisher, Rea, Johnson, Block, Cross and Woodhull 
presented an ordinance for betterment of street railway 
service on 79th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for a system of sewers 
in West 115th street from South Western avenue to 
South Irving avenue, South Oakley avenue from West 
113th place to West 115th street, West 113th place 
from South Western avenue to South Irving avenue, 
and West 114th street from South Western avenue to 
South Oakley avenue, and orders for water supply 



pipes in West 72nd place and West 73rd street from 
South Hoyne avenue to adjacent railroad right of way, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed May 21st, 
1917) for water service pipes in South Hoyne avenue 
from Hopkins place to West 92nd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A.' A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
' Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, .Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed April 
•23rd, 1917) for water supply pipe in Laflin street from 
West 120th street to West 122nd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, .. Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez. 
Kaindl, Kunz," Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 
18th, 1917) for water service pipes in Longwood drive 
from West 115th street to West 119th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Black, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fiick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 



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service pipes in Longwood drive between West 115th 
street and West 119th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— <Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
"O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miohaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Glark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental assessment to pay the deficiency of the 
cost of work for laying lead water service pipes in 
South May street between West 83rd street and West 
89th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz. Iliff 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonoug-h, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cros?, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Novem- 
ber 14th, 1910) for cement sidewalks on the south Side, 
of West 99th street from 160 feet east of South Win- 
chester avenue to South Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
^ Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Glark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cinder sidewalk- on the north side of West 111th street 
from South Halsted street to Loomis street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed May 
25th, 1914) for drains in West 103rd street from 
Vincennes avenue to South Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows:. 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle. McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Toulhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cinder sidewalk on a system of streets as follows,^ to 
wit: south side of West 112th place from South 
Carpenter street to South Elizabeth street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
estimate was approved and said ordinance was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, GuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
?un, . Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
iVays-^None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed Decem- 
ber 14th, 1908) for drains in West 75th street from 
Vincennes road to Normal avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 



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November 19, 1917. 



Cormick, Kimball, FeLzor, Cros.s WoodluUl, BIwk, 
Joliuson, Mi'Nichols, Klaus, Krunidick, Cullerlon, Novak' 
Korner, Ilorno, Aliern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez,' 
Kaindl, Kuriz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Tou:hy, 
Powers, Kick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace! 
lladerlein, Roeder, Link, Gapit.ain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Lililer, By^ne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, ' Rea, Fisher,' 
Michaelson, Hazon, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Naus — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed May 
31st, 19il) for drains in Throop street from West 
991 h street to West 100th place. • 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rea, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Rickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball; . Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak] 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole,. Rodriguez,' 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Toulhy,' 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Stetfen, Wallace- 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to have 
made for the City of Chicago a service flag to be 
displayed over the LaSalle street entrance to the 
City Hall with a star therein for each employee of 
the City of Chicago who has gone to war, additional 
stars to be inserted from time to time as employees 
of the City leave for the war; and, be it further 

Ordered, That the heads of all departments of the 
City be and they are hereby directed to report 
immediately to the Commissioner of Public Works 
the number of employees in their respective depart- 
ments who have gone to war, and to keep the Com- 
missioner of Public Works advised as other em- 
ployees leave for the war. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Nelson to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of premises known 
as 5459 West Lake street; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the terms of an ordinance passed July 
28, 1913, governing the construction and mainten- 
ance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby requested to place four "slow 
down" signs in the immediate vicinity of the St. 
Philomena School located at the southeast corner of 
Cortland street and North Kedvale avenue. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pviblic Works 
l)e and he is hereby authorized to purchase a heating 
stove for use in. the 33rd Ward oflice in a sum not 
to exceed $50.00 and charge the cost of same to 
account 208 Y 33, and the City Comptroller is 
ordered to pay for same when properly vOuchered 
by the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Hazen presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works, 
be and is hereby authorized and directed to install 
the necessary service pipe with all connections to 
supply water to St. Williams School, southeast corner 
of North .Sayre and Wrightwood avenue, said pipe' to 
be installed without cost and without meter. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to the Chicago Grain Company to construct 
and maintain a shed on premises known as 1864 North 
Leclaire avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 1st, 
1917) for paving the alleys between Race avenue, West 
Lake street. North Parkside avenue and North Waller 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michaelson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows :' 

Yeas— Coughlin, I^enna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle. McDonough, . Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak] 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez] 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touihy] 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steflfen, Wallace] 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher] 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

• - ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 
21st, 1915) for drains in Darwin terrace from North 
Sacramento avenue to Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— ^Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey," Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak] 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Toulhy. 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace] 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son. Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, ■ Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental assessment to pay the deflciency of the 



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cost of work for laying lead water service pipes in a 
system of streets as follows: Drummond placebetween 
North Kildare avenue and North Kostner avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michaelson, 
said estimate was approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Ye(is— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Ilifl', 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNi«hols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Toiihy. 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm'. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed June 
22nd, 1914) for drains in North Lotus ^avenue from 
West Madison street to West Lake street.' 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hazen, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Ilitf, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle. McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl,' Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son. Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed May 
2Ist, 1917) for water service pipes in North McVicker 
avenue from West North avenue to the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Michaelson, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays asfollows: 

yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Srhith,. Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Toulhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. * 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to install and 
maintain electric arc lights on South Hamlin avenue 
between West 32nd and West 34th streets. (Petition 
attached.) 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented a claim of Alice 
Grossmann for compensation for damage to property, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented an order for 
removal of water meter from premises known as 
3457-61 West 12th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kostner and Toman presented orders for paving 
with brick the following alleys:- 

Alley in the block bounded by West 15th street, 
West 16th street. South Kedvale avenue and South 
Keeler avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 15th street, 
West 16th street, South Karlov .avenue and South 
Kedvale avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 15th street, 
West 16th street. South Komensky avenue and South 
Karlov avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 14th street, 
.West 15th street, South Kedvale avenue and South 
Keeler avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 14th street, 
West 15th street. South Karlov avenue and South 
Kedvale avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 14th street. 
West 15th street. South Komensky avenue and South 
Karlov avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 13th street. 
West 14th street. South Kedvale avenue and South 
Keeler avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 13th street. 
West 14th street. South Karlov avenue and South 
Kedvale avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 13th street, 
West 14th street, South Komensky avenue and South 
Karlov avenue; 

Alley in the block bounded by West 12th street, 
West 13th street, South Komensky avenue and South 
Karlov avenue; and 

Alley in the block bounded by West 12th street, 
West 13th street. South Kedvale avenue and South 
Keeler avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed November 
27th, 1916) for paving the alley between West 24th 
street. West 25th street, Millard avenue and South 
Lawndale avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Toman, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Ilitf, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc-, 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 



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Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Korner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Toulhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed October 
5th, 1914) for paving the alleys between West 16th 
street, Ogden avenue. South Spaulding avenue and 
Turner avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Kostner, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— ,Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Oormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
M;icbaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed April 
26th, 1915) for drains in South Hamlin avenue from 
West 30th street to West 33rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Toman, 
said ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — iCoughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Kiaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Toulhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler. Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed July 
28th, 1913) for paving South Lawndale avenue from 
the south line of the right of way of the C. & L W. 
R. R. to the north line of West 35th street produced 
east. 

Consideration of which was, on motion of Aid. Kost- 
ner, deferred. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



Patriotic League of the 85th Exemption District to 
string, and maintain for thirty dayfe, a muslin sign 
across the sidewalk at the northwest corner of West 
Madison street and North Kildare avenue; said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an ordi- 
nance repealing an ordinance (passed June 3rd, 1912) 
for drains in Arlington avenue from West Madison 
street to West Adams street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clark, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Oormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Horhe, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touby^ 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance (passed March 
25th, 1916) for cement sidewalks on both sides of 
North St. Louis avenue from Evergreen avenue to 
Potomac avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Clark, said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, .Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Abern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lippis, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler,' Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mlicbaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Smoke Abatement: Temporary Suspension of Enforce- 
ment of Regulations. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to consideration of a 
communication from Samuel Insull, suggesting a tem- 
porary suspension of regulations aiming at smoke 
abatement, consideration of which had been deferred 
November 5, 1917, page 1381. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to refer said communication to 
the Committee on Home Defense. 

The motion prevailed. 



November 19, 1917. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



1507 



Bureau of Engineering: Furnishing of Supplies and Per- 
formance of Construction Work for City 
Departments. 

■ Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of, the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
furnishing of supplies, and performance of construction 
work for City departments by the Bureau of Engineer- 
ing, deferred and published November 5, 1917, page 
1398. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the ordinance submitted therewith [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 788], 
The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Oormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers,, Fick, Walker. Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Ha^en, Toman, KOstner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 
The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
may perform by day labor any work required by his 
own department and may accept orders from any de- 
partment of the City of Chicago aapon proper requisi- 
tion, for repairs and construction work to be performed 
by the shops and construction forces under his direc- 
tion. And he may perform such work, including the 
furnishing of labor, materials, tools and necessary 
equipment and appurtenances and charge the depart- 
ment ordering such work the cost thereof, including 
all direct labor and material costs for such work plus 
such percentage as may be approved by the €ity Coun- 
cil for necessary overhead expenses incident to such 
work. He may allow his shop and construction forces 
to submit bids on municipal work in competition with 
other bidders and may perform such work for a price 
agreed upon in advance. 

Section 2. That upon proper provision being made 
therefor by an appropriation or appropriations duly 
made by the City Council the Commissioner of Public 
Works may purchase in any manner authorized by law 
materials, supplies and equipment to be furnished to 
any department ordering the same from him upon 
proper requisition in accordance with Section 1 hereof 
and to maintain such stock on hand ready for. delivery 
as he may deem necessary, and to charge the depart- 
ment ordering same for such materials, supplies and 
equipment such prices as will include all cost of han- 
dling and cartage, accounting, inspection and other 
expenses incidental thereto, the said prices to be cal- 
culated on a basis approved by the City Council. 

Section 3. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
shall submit to the City Council and to the City Comp- 



troller quarterly reports of business transacted by the 
Municipal Shops and the Municipal Storehouse begin- 
ning January 1, 1918, at the end of each quarter of the 
fiscal year. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 



Special Assessments for Water Supply Pipes: Refunds. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance on sundry claims 
for refunds of 90% of special assessments for water 
supply pipes, deferred and published November 5, 1917, 
page 1398. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the ordinance submitted therewith [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 788] . 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas_Coughlin,, Kenna, Anderson, Scliwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, M'aypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. • 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue vouchers in 
favor of the following named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, being refunds due under spe- 
cial assessment warrants for laying water pipe enumer- 
ated, in accordance with the report of the Board of. 
Local Improvements attached. These said refunds are 
ordered issued upon County Clerk's certificates of pay- 
ment and duplicate special assessment receipts because 
of the loss of eriginal receipts and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from Account W 22 Q 3, ap- 
propriations 1917, upon identification and proper 
power-of-attorney from claimant when from the sur- 
plus of the net income from the water rates, not other- 
wise appropriated or pledged, there is in the City 
Treasury sufficient money therefor and when the City 
Comptroller shall so certify: 

Warrant 

21224 Judkins Company $ 9,89 

21224 Horace E. Stump 46.00 

21224 H.Schwartz 5.75 

21224 Henry Schwartz (by C. J. Ward^ 11.50 

21224 R. Carne 57.50 

21270 J. A. Bieckwith. 88.00 

21270 H. Tifft 79.20 

21270 David N. Hanson 165.00 



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1508 UNFINISHED BUSINESS. November 19, 1917. 

'?!'' fv'u'" ^f r'' • - ''•'' ''''''''^' '^^^^ ^^^ commissioner of Public Works be 

2 .i).M Wiliiani Acker 43.20 and he is hereby authorized to permit the Village of 

37858 Spencer Adams 37.22 Berwyn, under its contract with the €ity of Gliicago 

iL'O'iG J. L. Baker 55 44 ^'^'^ water, to allow water connection to be made for the 

36902 J. J. Barrett los'fi? ?u"^^'^ °* ^- ^- ^^^^^^^ of Stickney, Illinois, provided 

38907 T ralPw.ki oo'!. . ^^^'"'^ '' '™*^^^ ^° '^"^ "^^ "^ «"« applicant and for 

J8J0 7 J. Lalewski 23.75 domestic purposes only. 

39578 Josephine Church 7,30 

369G2 M. Conroy 103.32 ■ 

T^ r"''t'' f '''''"* "'^ ''•'' "^r»»«" C- K-^-^e: Contract for Use Of Patented Lock 

36962 Mane Hickey 4I.33 for Bascule Bridges. 

20631 Rose Gallagher 8 88 

36670 Gano & Field ^0 on ^'^' ^^'^^^^^ moved to proceed to consideration of the 

..,.,.~^ p ^^ ve^ovi of the Committee on Finance in the matter of a 

uano 178.27 contract with Herman G. Erase for the use of patented 

3200a Ellen A. Hardin 30.10 lock for bascule bridges, deferred and published Novem- 

32005 Hardin & Co 9.94 ber 5, 1917, page 1398. 

39572 P.Johnson 14.56 The motion prevailed. 

39929 Clara D. Kaubler .- 5 12 am b^.v, r.^ a i 

qoQQn T T- T 1 o, ^ Aid. Richert moved to concur m said report and to 

39930 L. J. Loenneke 6.13 pass the order submitted therewith. 

40289 G. A. Larson 14 59 m^^ «• •, j , 

qrooA A ,K . T T * ^ motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

35886 Albert L. Lawton 74 27 

39994 H L Tindnni.f """" -1 /no Ye«*— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 

Zlt I' n ^^^''''''^ 11-03 Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A..I Mc- 

35886 H. 0. Stone 1 4.86 Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 

36962 George Nichols 2O.66 Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak.' 

39578 W. L. Peters 10 04 Werner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 

40079 Teckla Sandburg. ' 90 82 ^^^^^^^ K""^' Wialkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 

40079 William Sandhnrs 00 c/ ^'''^^'''' ^'''^' talker. Hauler. Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 

t Q«o T o K-n ^,^f ^^'^ ^^-^^ Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 

36962 J. Schillested 20.67 son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 

39578 Peter Vogt 12,32 O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher! 

34440 H. Vranek. . . . . 162 ^i^haelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

39929 Anton Nielson ^ ^ '!'' ^' '""".''!'.' .' 12."66 ^«?/*-None. . 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ^^' following is said order as passed : 

effect from and after its passage. Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 

■ and he is hereby authorized to enter into a contract 

without advertising for and in behalf of the City of 

A." J, Bartels: AVater Supply from City of Chicago Chicago with Herman C. Krase, owner of the entire 

(Through City of Berwyn). right, title and interest in and to United States Letters 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the St^i \ T'^'^f^ T^^'^ ^.'^^'' ^^' ^^^^' ^^'^ ^^' 

report of the Committee on Finance on a request of A ^^T\ ?^^'i' °' i*l' ""'^ ^^ "'' ^'^^ '^ ^^'^"^^ "^ 

J. Bartels for permission to use water supplied by the ]l'^ "^^^^ .V . Herman G. Krase to receive for 

City of .Chicago by connection with mains in the City ,^' ^'' thereof four hundred dollars ($400.00) for the 

Of Berwyn, deferred and published November 5, 1917 ^^^ Tt f"^. '"". the Lake Street Bridge and the 

page 1398 . ^""^ °^ ^^"^ hundred dollars ($200.00) for each and 

-every bridge hereafter constructed by the €ity of Chi- 

The motion prevailed. cago involving the use of the invention in accordance 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to f^"^ ^^' ^^^^'^'^ Z^'"' °.{ J^^f'^^^ prepared by the 
pass the order submitted therewith. Corporation Counsel; and it is further 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows • ^"If ^'^' 7,*?^^ "^" 9.*^^ Comptroller and City Treas- 

urer be and they are hereby authorized upon a proper 

Yeas— Coughlm, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, voucher being drawn by the Commissioner of Public 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, t. A. Mc- Works in favor of Herman G. Krase in the sum of four 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, hundred dollars ($400.00) in payment for patent lock 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, now in use in the Lake Street Bridge in accordance 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, with contract to pay voucher and charge the same 
Kamdl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, to the appropriation heretofore made for Lake Street 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Bridge under code designation "901 X 7." 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy,. Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 

O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 

Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. Burnside Hospital: Refund of License Fee. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Ruchert moved to proceed to consideration of the 

The following is said order as passed : report of the Committee on Finance on a claim of the 



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November 19, 1917. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



1509 



Burnside Hospital for a refund of license fee, deferred 
and published November '5, 1917, page 1399. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richer t. moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hiekey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher. 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed:. 

Ordered, That the €ity Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the Burnside 
Hospital the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars, being 
overpayment made by them for the hospital license for 
the year 1917, and charge same to Account 22 U 2, ap- 
propriations 1917. 

This action is taken in accordance with the request 
of the Commissioner of Health and the opinion of the 
Corporation Counsel attached. 



authorized and directed to enter inlo lease with the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company for a 
period of ten years commencing October 1, 1917, cover- 
ing parcel of ground 200 square feet, more or less, on 
the west side of Wells street at the norh end of the 
new Wells Street Bridge, at an annual rental of 
$96.19, to be paid out of the Comptroller's General Rent 
Account 22-K, provided that said lease shall contain a 
clause authorizing its cancellation, upon the city's 
giving sixty day\s notice of its intention to cancel same. 



Wells Street Bridge: Lease of Site for Opemtor's House. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
lease with the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co. of 
a site for the Wells street bridge operator's house, de- 
ferred and published November 5, 1917, page 1399. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— .Cough lin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- , 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdicli, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lippis, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mdchaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public Works has 
requested that lease be entered into with the Chicago 
& Northwestern Railway iCompany for a period of ten 
years covering parcel of ground approximately 200 
square feet at the north end of the new Wells Street 
Bridge to be used as a site for Bridge Operator's 
House: i 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and hereby is 



City Comptroller: Authority for Filling of Vacancies. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
filling of positions made vacant in the City Comptrol- 
ler's office by City employes' being called for military 
service, deferred and published November 5, 1917, page 
1399. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Me- 
Cormick, Kimball, !Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Boeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays— ^one. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is- 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his request of 
October 18 1917, attached hereto, to fill two junior 
clerk's vacancies in the Special Assessment Division in_ 
his office, caused by the absence of the former incum- 
bents on military duty, at the rate of not to exceed 
eight hundred forty (.$840.00) dollars per annum, 
salaries of said employes to be paid from salvages in 
appropriations from the Comptroller's office. 



Bureau of Engineering: 



Purchase of Corporation Fer- 
rules. 



Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of corporation ferrules by the Business Agent, 
deferred and published November 5, 1917, page 1399. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance. A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 



1510 



UNFINISPIED BUSINESS. 



November 19, 1917. 



Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerncr, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, RodrigTaez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy! 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, SLeffen, Wallace,' 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapilain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mlichaelson, Hazen, Toman. Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the pity Business Agent be and he is 
hereby authorized to issue confirming orders on requi- 
sitions £-19264, E-19265 and E-19266, for corporation 
ferrules ordered by the Commissioner of Public Works 
to cover a shortage of same, which resulted from the 
failure of the A. P. Smith Mfg. Co. to supply and deliver 
such material when needed, and it is further 

■ Ordered, That the Business Agent be and Ihe is hereby 
authorized to purchase on open order, without adver- 
tising, such additional corporation ferrules as cannot 
be furnished by the A. P. Smith Mfg. €o. on its contract, 
and which will be required by the Commissioner of 
Public Works to complete the 1917 contract. 



Fire Department: Authority for Filling of Vacancies. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
filling of positions made vacant in the Fire Department 
by City employes' being called for military service, de- 
ferred and published November 5, 1917, page 1399. 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas— .Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, lliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Toulhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steifen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 

Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and be is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his request of October 
27, 1917, attached hereto, to employ thirty pipemen, 
truckmen and drivers to fill vacancies caused by 
absence of the regular force on military leave', the 
salary of said employes to be paid from salvage in ap- 
propriations for salaries in the Fire Department due to 
the difference between the city and government pay of 
those absent on military duty, at the rate of seventy- 
five ($75.00) dollars per montb. 

Fire Departnient: Purchase of Five Rebuilt Motors. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 



purchase of five rebuilt motors for the. Fire Depart- 
ment, deferred and published November 5, 1917 nase 
1400. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— .Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, lliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross," Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez,' 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touby, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace^ 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without advertising, from the 
Front Drive Motor Company in Hoboken, N. J., five re- 
built motors at a price of not to exceed seven hundred 
fifteen ($715.00) dollars each, expense of same to be 
charged to Account 35 D, appropriations 1917. 



Howe and Gary Playgrounds: Payment for Pressed 
Brick. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration. of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
payment for pressed brick used in a building at the 
Howe School, deferred and published November 5, 1917, 
page 1400. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas— nCoughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, lliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, NIance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak! 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy^ 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler,. Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher! 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of October 25, 1917, to issue a voucher in favor 
of D. H. Doyle in the amount of $35.20 to cover the 
cost of substituting pressed brick for those specified, 
said amount to apply as an extra on his contract dated 
December 23, 1915, in the sum of $4,674.00, for con- 
structing office, shelter and sand court buildings at the 
Howe and Gary playgrounds; and the City iComptroller 






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and City Treasurer are hereby authorized and directed 
to expend this amount from the appropriation hereto- 
fore made for this purpose under Account 960 X 41. 



New Contagious Disease Hospital: Purchase of Two 
Motor Ambulances. 

Aid Richert moved to proceed to consideration Of the 
report of the Committee on Finance in the matter of 
purchase of two motor ambulances for the new Con- 
tagious Disease Hospital, deferred and published No- 
vember 5, 1917, page 1400. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows ; 
Yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, NIance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols;* Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl Kunz, Wialkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamow-ski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized, in accordance with his request of 
October 25, 1917, attached hereto, to purchase, without 
advertising, from the White Company two motor am- 
bulances for the new Contagious Disease Hospital at a 
cost of not to exceed thirty-five hundred ($3,50t).00) 
dollars each, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from the appropriations heretofore made for 
equipment of said hospital. 



The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay John P. Mclnerney 
wages withheld during period January 1 to January 28, 
1917, amounting to $82.88, while absent from duty as a 
junior clerk in the Water Pipe Extension Division on 
duty with the Seventh Regiment, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from appropriations hereto- 
fore made for the Water Pipe Extension Division. 



John P. Mclnerney: Payment of Wages. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the €ommittee on. Finance on a claim of John 
P. Mdnerney for wages, deferred and published, Novem- 
ber 5, 1917, page 1400. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed,- by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas_Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Tliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Liip-ps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 



Department of Police: Purchase of Ten Automobile 
Patrol Wagons. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of purchase of ten automobile patrol wagons for the 
Department of Police, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 5, 1917, page 1401. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and 
to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, NIance, A. A. Mc- 
cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark- 64. 
Nays — None. . 

The following is said order as passed : 
Ordered, That the General Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of October 31, 1917, attached hereto, to 
purchase 10 automobile patrol wagons, without adver- 
tising, at a cost of not to exceed fifteen hundred 
($1,500.00) dollars each, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from Account F 30, appropriations 
1917. 



St. Patrick's Academy: Cancellation of Warrant for 
Collection, 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on an order 
for cancellation of warrant for collection against St. 
Patrick's Academy, deferred and published November 
5, 1917, page 1401. , 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, NIance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak. 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 



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November 19, 1917. 



Kaindl. Kuiiz, Walkowiak, A(Jamkiewicz, Healy, Touliy, 
Powers. Fick, Walkoi-, Baulcr, Ellison, StcfTPii. Wallaoo,' 
IIad(M-loin, Roedor, Link, Gapil,ain, PreLzol, Lipps, Wat- 
son. K(Muiody, Adamowski, Lilllcr, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toolo, Wm. J. Lyncli, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher! 
Miichaelson, Hazen, Toman, Koslner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The foHowing is said "order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel warrant for 
collection No. D 33904 issued against St. Patrick's 
Academy, Oakley and Park avenues, for the annual 
maintenance and operation cost of one private police 
box, from January 1, 1917, to December 31, 1917, in 
the amount of $10.00. 



Water Supply Pipes: in Sundry Streets. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on an order 
authorizing the Commissioner of Public Works to lay 
water supply pipes in certain streets, deferred and 
published November 5, 1917, page 1401. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas— nCoughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliif, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough,, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block 
Johnson, McNichoLs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak! 
Kerner, Horn^ Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez,' 
•Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy Touhy' 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace,' 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'TooIe, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher! 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to lay M^ater mains in the 
following streets: 

In South Sawyer avenue, frqjn south line of We«t 
5Gth street north 216 feet; size, 8 inches.: Probable cost 
including hydrants and basins, $341.00. Pays 6c. 

In Natchez avenue, from Belmorit avenue to School 
street; size, 8 inches. Probable cost,' including hydrants 
and basins, -.$1,220.00. Three hundred and ninety feet 
pays 6c; balance circulation. ■ ' 

In Bennett avenue, from East 7'lst street south 168 
feet; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $460.00. Account paving. 

In Bloomingdale avenue, from Narragansett avenue, 
to Nashville avenue; size, 8 inches. Probable cost 
including hydrants and basins, $1,936.00. Pays 6c 



Hall on an order directing issuance of a permit to 
A. H. Andrews Co. for construction of additional stair- 
ways in buildings, deferred and published November 
5, 1917, page 1402. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in ^id report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— .Goughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A A Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton Novak' 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodrignez' 
Kamdl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy Touhy' 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne Hrubec 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher! 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64 
Nays — None. " • 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he IS hereby directed to issue a permit to A H 
Andrews Co. to construct additional stairways in build- 
ing at 107-9 South Wabash avenue, according to sketch 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of Buildings. 



A. II. AndrcAvs Co.: Additional Stairways in Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 



Blackstone Hotel: Revocation of Permits for Construc- 
tion of Annex. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee , on Buildings and City 
Hall on ■ an order directing the revocation of any 
permit or permits issued for the construction of an 
addition or annex to the Blackstone Hotel building 
more than 200 feet in height, deferred and published 
November 5, 1917, page 1402. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yea5_^Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodbull Block ^ 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton Novak' 
Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez. 
Kamdl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy Touhy 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace' 
Haderlein, Roeder; Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fishor' 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark— 64 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed forthwith to revoke any permit or permits 
which may have been issued by them or their respective 
departments to the owners of the Blackstone Hotel for 
the erection of an addition or annex to said hotel 
building which is to be more than 200 feet in height" 
the Building Code of the Gity of Chicago being specific 



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in its prohibition against the erection of any building 
within the. City of Chicago of a greater height than 
200 teet, and the City Council and its Committee on 
Buildings having on several recent occasions refused 
to sanction the issuance of a special permit for the 
erection of buildings more than 200 feet in height or 
the amendment of the . Building Code to extend or 
remove this height limitation. 



S. U. Deiiney: Frames Auto-shed. 

Aid. .Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to S. U. Den- 
ney to construct a frame auto-shed at 1716 Morse ave- 
nue, deferred and published November 5, 1917, page 
1402. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodbuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak. 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adarakiewicz, Healy, Touhy. 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steifen, Wallace. 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays— None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
lie is hereby authorized and directed to issue a permit 
to S. U. Denney for the erection of a frame auto-shed 
on the rear of lot at 1716 Morse avenue, as per sketch 
attached. 



D. D. McCarthy: Frame Auto Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that D. D. McCarthy be 
permitted to maintain frame auto-shed at 6959 Indiana 
avenue, deferred and published November 5, 1917, page 
1403. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonouigh, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, KI^us, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, MajT)ole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy. 
Powers, Fiick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 



O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisber, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 
Nays — None. 

• The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to allow D. D. McCarthy to 
maintain frame garage, 18 feet by 20 feet, as at 
present constructed on premises known as 6959 Indiana 
avenue. 



Rev. F. G. Ostrowski: Frame Dormer Windows in 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 
HalJ on an order directing issuance of a permit to 
Rev. F. G. Ostrowski for construction of frame dormer 
windows in building at 2311 Southport avenue, deferred 
and published November 5, 1917, page 1403. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: • 

Yeas — iCoughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, II iff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Niance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Wgodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak. 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays^-None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered. That Hhe Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the Rev. F. G. Ostrowski' 
to construct frame dormer windows on premises located 
at 2311 Southport avenue. 



Peter Props: Construction of Frame Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing issuance of a permit to 
Peter Props to construct a frame building at 1120 
Bryn Mawr avenue, deferred and published November 
5, 1917, page 1403. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — iCoughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwarti;, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, ElHson, Steffen, Wallace, 



Han 



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November 19, 1917. 



Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adaniowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toolc, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mdchaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a 
perjnit to Peter Props to erect and maintain a frame- 
building 14'x9' on premises known as 1120 Bryn Mawr 
avenue, according to the plans to be submitted to the 
Commissioner of Buildings. 



Trinity Lutheran Church: Portable Frame Church 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing issuance of a permit to the 
Trinity Lutheran Church for construction and main- 
tenance of a portable frame church building at 1415^17 
Long avenue, deferred and published November 5, 
1917, 'page 140'3. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — .Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, II iff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, Mc.Donough,. Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, H&aly, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Li.pps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, 
Mdchaelson, Hazen, Toman', Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as* passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a 



permit to the Trinity Lutheran Church to erect and 
maintain for a period of two years from the date of the 
passage of this order, a porlable frame church building, 
22 by 40 feet, on premises at 1415-17 Long avenue. 



J. S. Wasmer: Construction of Frame Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing issuance of a permit to 
J. S. Wasmer to construct a frame shed at 6704 South 
Halsted street, deferred and published November 5, 
1917, page 1403. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Andei-son, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Mance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Powers, Fick, Walker, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Roeder, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, Roa, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Clark — 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to J. S. Wasmer for the 
erection of a frame shed 18 feet by 20 feet on the 
rear of premises located at 6704 South Halsted street. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Healy moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed and the Council stood adjourned 



to meet on Monday, November 26, 1917, 
o'clock P. M. 



at 2:00 




'a.y>*tx.^fiy i 



J 




CITY CLERK. 






COPY 



JOURNAL of Hie PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, Nov. 26, 1917 

2:00 O^CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull,. Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. MoCormick. 
Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, Littler, 
Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, Long, 
!Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, Thos. 
J. Lynch and Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Haderlein. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting), the Mayor icalled the Council to order. 



Quorum. 



The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was 
found to be " 



A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the printed record of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
November 19, 1917 (as submitted by the City Clerk), 
as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meeting, and^ 
to dispense with the reading thereof. f^'- 

The motion prevailed. o,- 



Journal of Nov. 5, 1917. tC? 

Aid. Healy moved to correct the Journal of the Pro-°*~' 
ceedings of the regular meeting held November 5, 1917, 
by striking out the words "The Moody Institute of Chi- 
cago", occurring in the twentieth and twenty-first lines 
in the right-hand column of page 1443 of said Journal, 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "The Moody 
Bible Institute of Chicago". 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, City Clerk and Other 

Officers, Departments and Branches of the 

City Government. 



Releases from House of Correction: Report. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted a report containing a 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



November 26, 1917. 



list of the names of persons released by him from the Aid. Healy moved to reconsider the vote by which 



House of Correction during the week ended November 
2-4, 1917, together with the cause of each release, which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Veto. 



said order, vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to refer said order to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys. 

The motion prevailed. 



Lutheran Zion Church. -^ Open Areaway in Sidewalk 
Space. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Office op the Mayor,) 
Chicago, November 26, 1916.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith without my approval 
an order passed by your Honorable Body at its last 
regular meeting directing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to issue a permit to the Lutheran Zion Church 
to construct and install an open area, 110 feet by 3 feet 
in size, in the sidewalk space on the east side of Durley 
avenue, south of East 91st street, without_ permit fee 
or filing a bond, for the reasons set forth in the attached 
communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 



Illinois Centennial Celebration: Appointment of Com- 
mittee to Arrange for Participation by the City 
of Chicago. 



(Signed) 



Yours respectfully, 

Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



The following communication was submitted with 
said veto message: 

Department of Public Works,! 
Bureau op Compensation, J- 
Chicago, November 24, 1917.J 

Ron. Wm. Rale Thompson, Mayor, City of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — Your attention is respectfully called to an 
order passed by the City Council on November 19, 1917, 
page 1488, on motion of Aid. WoodhuU of the Eighth 
Ward, directing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
issue a permit to the Lutheran Zion Church to construct 
and install an open area 110 feet by 3 feet in size in 
the sidewalk space on the east side of Burley avenue, 
south of East 9ist street, without permit fee or filing 
a bond. 

The order contains no provision for revocation, and, 
in addition, I do not believe the City should be required 
to assume the liability which may accrue because of the 
maintenance of this opening, even though the bene- 
ficiary is a religious institution. In the event said per- 
mission is granted, a bond to protect the City, at least, 
should be required. 

I would suggest that the order be vetoed and referred 
to the appropriate committee for consideration. 



(Signed) 



Yours very truly, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

H. V. MgOurren, 
Superintendent of Compensation. 



also. 

The following communication, which was ordered 
published and placed on file : 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, November 26, 1917. | 

To the Ronorable, the City Council: 

■ Gentlemen — In accordance with the terms of a 
resolution passed by your Honorable Body at its last 
regular meeting authorizing me to appoint a committee 
of seven Aldermen to arrange for proper participation 
by the City in the approaching Illinois Centennial 
celebration, which occurs in the year 1918, I have the 
honor to appoint the -following : 

Aid. R. H. McCormick, Chairman; Aid. John A, 
Richert, M. A. Michaelson, Edward F. CuUerton, Ernest 
M. Cross, John C. Kennedy, James Rea. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Mayfair Pumping Station: AppV)intment of Committee 

to Investigate Controversies between Labor 

Organizations. 

also, 

The following communication, which was ordered 
published and placed on file : 

Office op the Mayor,) 
Chicago, November 26, 1917. j 

To the Ronorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: . ' 

Gentlemen — In compliance with a resolution passed 
by your Honorable Body at the meeting held November 
19, 1917, I hereby appoint the following to be members 
of a committee to make an investigation of the "con- 
troversy existing between various organizations of 
labor at the Mayfair pumping station, and to adjust, if 
possible, the differences at the earliest possible 
moment : 

W. E. Rodriguez, M. A. Michaelson, Edward J. Kaindl, 
Thomas F. Byrne, Max Adamowski. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



November 2G, 1917. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



1517 



CITY CLERK. 



The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co.: With- 
drawal of Proposal to Construct a Produce. Terminal. 

The City Clerk presented the following- communica- 
tion, which was ordered published and placed on file: 

The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railw;ay System,] 

President's Office, [■ 

■Chicago, November 17, 1917.J 

To the Honorable Mayor, and the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — On May 31, 1915, I requested the pas- 
sage of an ordinance permitting the construction, on 
property adjacent to Wentworth avenue and Twenty- 
second street, of a fruit and produce terminal. ' 

This company, at all times since presenting the ordi- 
nance, has been willing, to go forward with the enter- 
prise on being authorized so to do, and the construction 
and operation of the terminal would have been of 
material benefit both to the railroads and to the city in 
attempting to cope with the unforeseen and extraordin- 
ary situation which has been brought on by the war 
and which is rapidly becoming worse. 

However, in view of the inability of representatives 
of this company and your Honorable Body to come to 
any agreement, after more than two years of negotia- 
tion, it appears useless to consider the matter further. 
The application and offer heretofore made are, there- 
fore, respectfully withdrawn. 



(Signed) 



Yours truly, 

E. P. Ripley, 
President. 



South AVater St.: Improvement of the Street. 

also, 

A resolution from the "Chicago Plan" 'Commission^ 
recommending improvement of South Water street 
from North Michigan avenue to North Market street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

Vacation of Parts of Alleys: in Block Bounded by W. 

57th St., W. 58th St., S. California Av. and S. 

Francisco Av, 

also, 

An ordinance providing for the vacation of parts of 
alleys in the block hounded by West 57th street. West 
58th street. South California avenue and South Fran- 
cisco avenue, in Mahan's Subdivision, N. W. %, Section 
13-38-13 (Orville H. Root and M^argaret R. Claflin, 
beneficiaries), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local industries. 
South Water St.: Improvement of Street Intersections. 

ALSO, ^ 

A petition from produce dealers in South Water 



street, requesting improvement of street crossings and 
walks in South Water street at certain street inter- 
sections, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



Dogs: Increase in Registry Fee. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for amendment of Section 76G of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, to fix the annual registry fee for 
all dogs at $3.00, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 
House-movers: Amendment of License Regulations. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance for amendment of license regulations 
governing house-movers, which was 



Referred to the Committee on License. 



Jomt Committee On Penny Lunches: Survey of 
Penny-lunch Question. 

ALSO, 

A resolution from a Joint Committee on Penny 
Lunches, requesting that the City make a survey of the 
penny-lunch question in American and European 
countries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, Fire, Police 
and Civil Service. 



Darling & Company: Driveway. 

ALSO, 

The following order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public WorI^:s be 
and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Darling 
& Company for a driveway at 4206 South Ashland 
avenue; said permit to be issued and worli to be done 
according to the provisions of the ordinance of July 28, 
1913, governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 



H. A, Goodrich: Claim, 

ALSO, 

A claim of H. A. Goodrich (as trustee) for compensa- 
tion for damage to property, which was 

Referred to the •Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR, 



"Bar Permits": Report. 

The Clerk presented a report, submitted by the City 
Collector, containing a list of persons to whom special 



1518 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. November 26, 1917. 

"bar penuils" were issued since the last preceding Elevations 

meeting of the Council, v^diich was ordered (In Feet.) 

Placed on me. On East 41st street at 180 feet west .of the west 

line of St, Lawrence avenue 18.0 

On West North avenue at intersection of Meade 

DEPAUTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. ^^'^^^^ (^^^t avenue) 40.0 

Milwaukee avenue at angle north of Irving Park 
boulevard 35.0 

Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal). - At the intersection of Bloomingdale avenue and 

North Paulina street ■ 9,1 

The Clerk presented the following communication . , ,, . , ,. ^ ^ ,, , , , , ,r ^i 

submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works: ^^^ "^^ intersection of Cortland street and North 

Oakley avenue 17.7 

Department op Public Works,.] At the intersection of Winnebago avenue and 

Bureau op Sewers, }■ North Oakley avenue 18.0 

Chicago, November 26,- 1917.) .-,,., ,• . „.. 

■' At the intersection of Winnebago avenue and 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council: North Leavitt street 18.2 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- ^^t the intersection of Bloomingdale avenue and 

nance for the repeal of sundry street grades in the North Leavitt street 17.5 

City of Chicago with the recommendation that it be On North Talman avenue at intersection of Chi- 

passed. cago & Northwestern Railway (Wisconsin Di- 

Respectfully, ' vision) 15.0 

(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, ^^^ ^^^ intersection of Jones street and North 

Commissioner of Public V^^orks. Western avenue 13.5 

(Signed) WILLIAM R. Matthews, On North Western avenue 43 feet south of Jones 

street 13.5 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
,^. ,, ^, „ ,, ^ -At the intersection of North Western avenue and 
(Signed) George E. McGrath, Logan boulevard 14.0 

Superintendent, Bureau of Seivers. ^ ivt i, ,,r , , „.^ - , 

On North Washtenaw avenue 312 feet north of 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of George street 12.5 

the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- q^ ^orth Washtenaw avenue 150 south of George 

^^^^(^^- street ...12.5 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said ordinance. On Webster avenue 130 feet west of center line of 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : Lister avenue 12.0 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, ^^^ intersection of Elston avgnue and North Robey 

Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, IVance, A. A. street 12.0 

McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, On Fullerton avenue at west end of bridge ap- 

Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, proach at west side of river 10.0 

Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- ^ -r^- , , , ^ ■ i ,■ „ ^ 

riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, ^\ Djversey boulevard at intersection of Logan 

Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. houlevard 11.0 

McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, On Diversey bouljjvard at intersection of north 

Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, branch of Chicago River 10.0' 

Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. q^^ j^n^g g^reet at northwest line of Logan boule- 

Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, ^^^^ .c, .-> 

Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. ' • • • • ■ 

,r^ None ^^ West Van Buren street at'the east line of South 

Ashland boulevard 13.0 

The following is said ordinance as passed: ^ ^ , , , , ', ,. „ ^, . 

On Oakdale avenue at west line of Chicago & 

AN ordinance Northwestern Railway 12.5 

Repealing such portions of ordinances heretofore ^* J^^ intersection of Ravenswood avenue and 

passed as establish the grades of sundry streets in Wellington avenue , 15.5 

the City of Chicago. On George street 285 feet east of North Lincoln 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of •••••, - 

Chicago: On Wolfram street 285 feet east of North Lincoln 

street 10.4 

Section 1. That any and all parts of ordinances 
heretofore, passed which establish the grades of the ^^ the intersection of Fleetwood street and Raw- 
following streets, at the locations and at the eleva- ^^^ street : 9.o 

tions above Chicago City Datum herein indicated, be Oh Crooked street 120 feet north of Cortland 

and the same are hereby repealed : street 11.5 



November 26, 1917, 



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Elevations 
(in feet). 

On East Marquette road (East 67th street) at in- 
tersection of South Michigan avenue 10.0 

On East Marquette road (East 67th street) at East 
line of South Wabash avenue produced from the 
south 12.0 

On East Marquette road (East 67th street) at west 
line of South Wabash avenue produced from 
the north , • 15.0 

At southwest curb corner of South Wabash ave- 
nue and East Marquette road (East 67th street). 13.2 

Section 2. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



Water Supply Pipes: in Sundry Streets. 

ALSO, 

The following communication and order: 

Department of Public Works, | 
Chicago, November 26, lt)17.| 

To the Mayor and City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains 
in various streets, and respectfully ask the passage of 
the following order: . 

Ordered, T\in.i the"' Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to lay water mains in the 
following streets : 

In West 41st street, from South Oakley avenue, to 
West 180 feet; size 8 inches. Probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $315.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In Grace street, from North Maynard avenue to 
North Meade avenue; size, 8 inches. Probable cost, 
including hydrants and basins, $1,197.00. Pays 6 
cents. 

In West 50th street, from South Robey street to 
alley east of South Hoyne avenue; size, 6 inches. 
Probable cost, including hydrants and basins, $966.00. 
Account paving. 

In South Lotus avenue, from West 52nd street to 
Archer avenue;, size, 8 inches, pays 6 cents; and in 
Archer avenue, from South Lotus avenue to South 
Long avenue, size, ,6 inches, circulation. Probable cost, 
including hydrants and basins, $2,100.00. Pays 6 
cents; circulation. 

(Signed) 

Recommended 
(Signed) 



Respectfully, 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

John Ericson, 
City Engineer. 



Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said order. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlilT, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCorniick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 



riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch," Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 
Nays — None. 



Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Co.: Bridge and 

Scale. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which was, together 
with the ordinance and order transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys : 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau op Compensation, \- 

Chicago, November 26, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for consideration 
by your Honorable Body an ordinance authorizing The 
Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Company to 
maintain a bridge across Lumber street, connecting 
the premises known as 1932-33 Lumber street and 
a scale in the roadway at 1938 Lumber street. Both 
of these privileges are in existence at the present 
time and have been maintained for some time past 
without any authority from the Council and the pur- 
pose of the enclosed ordinance and order is to secure 
compensation for the privileges in accordance with 
agreement reached by the Bureau of Compensation. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) ■ Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works.' 
(Signed) ^ H. V. McGurren, 

Superintendent of Compensation. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



Vacation of Alley: Jn Block Bounded by Cortez St., N. 
Keeler Av., N. Kildare Av, and Thomas St. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance, submitted by the 
Board of Education, providing for the vacation of an 
alley in the block bounded by Cortez street. North 
Keeler avenue, North Kildare avenue and Thomas 
street, in Block 1, H. S. Brackett's subdivision, S. E. 
Vi, Section 3-39-13' (Board of Education, beneficiary), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools, Fire, Police 
and Civil Service. 



HARBOR BOARD. 



Municipal Pier: Lease of Space to the Chicago, Duluth 
& Georgian Bay Transit Company. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the Harbor Board: 



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November 26, 1917. 



Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Compensation,}- 

. Chicago, November 26, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transm.it herewith for consideration 
by your Honorable Body an ordinance authorizing and 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works to. enter 
into a lease with the Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay 
Transit Company, owners of the steamers North and 
South American, for lease of twenty (20) feet of 
freight and passenger space in the south freight and 
passenger building on the Municipal Pier, and dockage 
for the landing of its steamers. 

The total rental to be derived under the agreement 
approximates $1,200.00 for the first year; $l,4O0'.0O for 
the second year and $1,600.00 per year for the balance 
of the term, the exact amount depending upon the 
opening and closing of its season. This is in accord- 
ance W'ith the rates heretofore fixed by ■ the Harbor 
Board. 

Yours very truly, 



(Signed) 



(Signed) 



Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman, Harbor Board. 

H, V, McGurren, 
Secretary, Harbor Board. 



Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance transmitted with the foregoing commu- 
nication. 

Aid. Littler moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, I&aypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowdak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark^ — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to enter 
into a lease on behalf of and in the name of the City 
of Chicago with the Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay 
Transit Cojnpany, a corporation, for the west twenty 
(20) feet of the east eighty (80) . feet of the freight 
and passenger building on the south side of the Mu- 
nicipal Pier, excepting from the above described 
premises the north sixteen (16) feet nine (9) inches 
on the second floor or passenger deck, which is re- 
served for public thoroughfare, for a period of five 
(5) years from January 1, 1918, at a rental of thirty 
dollars ($30.00) per lineal foot for the first year; forty 
dollars ($40.00) per lineal foot for the second year, 



and fifty dollars ($50.00) per lineal foot for each year 
thereafter, to be paid in semi-annual installments, in 
advance, on the first day of January and the first day 
of July each year, and to issue a permit on behalf of 
and in the name of the City of Chicago to said Chi- 
cago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Company for 
wharfmg privileges on the recreation section and the 
open wharfing section on the south side of the said 
Municipal Pier for the docking of their steamers 
North American and South American, or their sub- 
stitutes, on two days of each week during the sailing 
season of said boats at a monthly rental of one hundred 
sixty dollars ($160.00)- for both boats, except for the 
months of July and August of each year, during which 
months said rate shall 'be two hundred forty dollars 
($240.00); provided, however,' that said charge shall 
be pro rated for any fractional part of a month. Said 
lease shall be subject to cancellation by the said Com- 
pany on the first day of January of any year in the 
event that it has prior to said date sold said boats and 
discontinued business; said lease to be drawn in a 
manner satisfactory to the Corporation Counsel of the 
City af Chicago. 

Secion 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



Municipal Reduction Plant: Test of Machinery and 
Apparatus in Mill Building. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with, authorizing expenditures for a test of machinery 
and apparatus in the new mill building at the muni- 
cipal reduction plant. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen pres- 
ent to defer consideration of said report for final ac- 
tion thereon until the next regular meeting, and the 
question being put, the vote thereon was as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
.Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick,. Gullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bow'ler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 'O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his recommendation of November 16, 1917, to expend 



November 26, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



1521 



a sum not to exceed three thousand two hundred dol- 
lars ($3,200.00) to make necessary minor changes in 
the new Mill Building at the Municipal Reduction 
Plant, and to operate same for a period of ten days, 
and the City Comptroller is authorized to charge such 
expenditures to the Waste Disposal Building and 
Equipment Bond Fund, account 975-X-30. 



Financial Condition of the City: Need for Increased 
Revenues. 

ALSO, 

The following report, which was ordered published 
and placed on file: 

Chicago, November 26, 1917. 

To th'e Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
the question of additional revenues having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and state 
that the communication herewith submitted was sent 
out, and that about ninety organizations have been 
reached. . 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

The following communication was submitted with 
the foregoing report: . 

Committee on Finance, 
t Chicago, November 20, 1917, 

Dear Sir or Madam — At a meeting of the City Coun- 
cil on November 5 a resolution was passed directing the 
Committee on Finance to wait upon His Excellency, 
Governor Lowden, to request that a special session of 
the State Legislature be called to give the city neces- 
sary financial relief. 

The City of Chicago will face a shortage in its cor- 
porate revenues for 1918, due to the failure of renewal 
of licenses of a large number of saloons and other mis- 
cellaneous establishments. The Ipss on this account to 
the city will undoubtedly reach $2,000,000. This 
shortage may be increased by a loss in the proceeds 
from taxation of more than $700,000, unless the findings 
of the lawer court are reversed by the Supreme Court. 

Due to special conditions arising on account of the 
war situation, the Department of Police has detailed 
approximately 500 patrolmen to special purposes, and 
that department has appealed to the City Council for 
1,000 additional patrolmen for the year 1918. These 
patrolmen are paid but $75 per month for the first 
year's service, $83.33 per month for the second year's 
service and $110.00 per month thereafter. It will be 
impossible in the future to obtain competent men to 
serve as'patrolmen at these rates of pay. There is also 
a necessity for an increase in the fire-fighting forces of 
the city. It is necessary for the city to revise its sched- 
ules of pay for firemen in order to get competent men 
to serve in this department in the future. The health 
protection forces of the City should also be augmented 
. by additional employes to meet conditions due to rapidly 



increasing popuplation. These increases are imperative 
for the adequate protection of the City, 

Following the action taken by many of the large 
private employers of the locality in generally increas- 
ing the wages of employes to meet the necessities of 
life due to changed conditions, the City's employes have 
generally appealed to the City Council for increased 
rates of pay. Materials and supplies used in the opera- 
tion and maintenance of the City's activities have in- 
creased beyond expectation. 

During the past several years the voters of the City 
of Chicago have authorized various bond issues for 
adding to or creating new municipal functions. No 
provision was made, however, for extra revenue to 
meet the additional expense incurred for operation 
and maintenance in connection with these new func- 
tions. The Municipal Contagious Disease Hospital, the 
Municipal Pier, the extension and rehabilitation of the 
Street-lighting System and the Waste Disposal activi- 
ties are examples of these. The added expense due to 
their operation and maintenance has tended to deplete 
the City's already meager resources. 

Briefly summarized the estimated losses of revenue 
to the City and the estimated increase cost of operation 
are as follows : 

Loss in licenses $2,000,000 

Loss in taxes, through decisions * 

of lower court 700,00 

Increased cost of supplies for', 

operation and maintenance 400,000 

Demands for increased wages 1,800,000 

Extra cost of maintenance and 
operation of new functions 
authorized by bond issues 600,000 

Additional police 1,000,000 

Additional firemen 500,000 

Salaries of 600 enlisted city em- 
employes 500,000 

Total $7,500,000 

In the face of all the foregoing demands, the revenue 
of the City from taxation has only increased within the 
past three years on an average of about $187,000 per 
year. 

Unless financial relief is forthcoming the City Comp- 
troller and the City Council will be forced, not only 
to deny any added municipal service which is imperat- 
ively needed, but will be required to reduce present in- 
adequate laolice, fire and health protection service by 
twenty per cent; to reduce garbage, ash and street-- 
cleaning service by forty per cent; to eliminate all the 
repairs and maintenance of public works and buildings 
chargeable to the corporate fund; and seriously curtail 
all administrative functions. These reductions will 
have serious effects on the well-being of this com- 
munity. 

Your earnest co-operation is solicited in assisting the 
City Council in its appeal to His Excellency, Governor 
Lowden, the State Legislature, and especially to the 
Senators and State Representatives from the various 
districts in Cook County, and to urge upon them the ne- 
cessity of a Special Session, to be held as soon as pos- 



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November 26, 1917. 



sible, to give Uie City a remedial measure that will 
olTer 'financial relief. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) John A. Righijrt, 

Chairman, Committee on Finance. 

Eugene R. Pike, 

City Comptroller. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, '1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
claims of Henry Schwartz (by Chicago Title & Trust 
Co.), Joseph Vlosary, G. Bargbacker, J. A. Anderson 
(referred October 15, il917), J. A. Sandgren, Thomas 
Lynch, Mary Deckert, H. Cohn (referred October 22, 
1917), Felix E. Wistrom (referred October 29, 1917), 
Peter Corcoran, Jo'hn A. Holmstrand, Christ Olson, 
H. 0. Stone & Co., Ellen J. Wilson, P. E. Wilson (re- 
ferred November 5, 1917), for 90% refunds of special 
assessments, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of an 
ordinance submitted herewith (an ordinance authoriz- 
ing sundry 90% refunds of special assessments) [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 801]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, 4917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Board of Local Improve- 
ments in re approval of bills for Michigan avenue wid- 
ening expense, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the liabilities incurred by the Board 
of Local Improvements for the Michigan Avenue Im- 
provement case from October 1 to October 31 inclusive, 
amounting to $16,870.33, as per list attached hereto and 
made a part hereof, be and the same are hereby ap- 
pi'oved, and the Mayor and Comptroller of the City of 
Chicago are hereby authorized and directed to issue 
their warrants therefor, and the City Treasurer is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay said liabilities 
fftor the same have been approved and set forth in 
the said warrants of the Mayor and Comptroller. 

The action above shall not at any time be construed 
as hereafter binding the City of Chicago in any way to 
the number and class of employes retained in the said 



Michigan Avenue Improvement or as to Uhe rates of 
compensation or terms of employment thereof. 

William J. Donlin, special counsel $1,300.00 

William A. Either, special counsel 1,350.00 

Eugene H. Dupee, special counsel ' 208.33 

C. J. (McDonald, special investigator. 162.00 

Edward C. Waller, Jr., real estate expert 1,350.00 

Ernest H. Lyons, real estate expert 1,350.00 

Richard G. Schmid, architect 11,150.00 

Total .$16,870.33 

Respectfully submitted, 
(SignedJ John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, '1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(July 10, 1916) claim of Central Shipping Company 
for damage to- schooner "J. H. Mead", having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 'with his recom- 
mendation of November 21, 1917, attached hereto, to 
allow judgment to be taken against the City in the sum 
of five hundred ($500.00) dollars and costs in favor of 
Central Shipping Company, same to be in full settle- 
ment of suit against the City, Municipal Court No. 
491,555, for damages to schooner "J. H. Mead" on ac- 
count of collision with the Kinzie Street Bridge on May 
6, 1916. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, '1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re authority to clean and repair vault doors 
in the office of the City Treasurer, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of October 30, 1917, to issue a voucher in favor 
of the Chicago Time Lock .Company for .$190.00 as the 
cost of cleaning and repairing the locking system on 
the money vaults in the City Treasurer's office; and the 



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City Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby au- 
thorized and directed to expend this amount from an 
appropriation heretofore mad^ under Bureau of City 
Hall Account 105-E. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, '1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Business Agent in re pur- 
chase of gasoline and kerosene for December, 1917, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
Order: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his request of Novem- 
ber 21, il917, attached hereto to purchase gasoline and 
kerosene, as required by the various City departments 
during the month of December, 1917, without adver- 
tising, at a price not to exceed the prevailing market 
price. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
v^hich was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 26, 1917. 

Ta the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(June 29, 1917) claim of Mrs. Esther Goldsmith for 
coinpensation for personal injuries, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to allow judgment to be taken 
against the City, in the sum of two hundred ($200.00) 
dollars, in favor of Esther Goldsmith, same to be in 
full settlement of the case of Esther Goldsmith vs. City 
of Chicago in the Municipal Court, General Number 
490,889. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
wihich w^as, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 



Chicago, November 26, 1917. 

'To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to w-hom was referred 
(June 11, 1917, page 515) an order directing appropria- 
tion for investigation of unpaid taxes due from insur- 
ance companies, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg Igave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel he and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to proceed with an in- 
vestigation into the subject-matter of unpaid license 
fees and taxes due from foreign insurance companies 
doing business, within the city, and to take all neces- 
sary steps and institute and prosecute such suits as 
he may deem advisable to secure such unpaid license 
fees and taxes for the city. 

It is further Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to em- 
ploy the firm of Goodrich, Vincent & Bradley, or such 
attorney or attorneys as 'he deems proper as special 
counsel, and such experts and assistants as he may con- 
sider necessary to work under the direction of such 
special counsel, for the purpose of collecting all un- 
paid license fees and taxes from foreign insurance com- 
panies doing business within the city, on the basis of a 
contingent fee of fifteen per cent on fire department 
tax and thirty-three and one-third per cent on general 
taxes of the amount recovered for the city, all expenses 
to be paid by the persons so contracted with out of the 
said contingent fee, so that the City will receive eighty- 
five and sixty-six and two-thirds per cent net respec- 
tively out of the proceeds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, -1917, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(June 25, 1917) claim of John Kremer for compensa- 
tion for damage to cornice by reason of tree breaking 
the same, having had the same under' advisement, beg 
leave to report and r-ecommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Jacob Kremer 
the sum of twelve ($12.00) dollars, same to be in full of 
all claims for damages to cornice of building at 2727 
Princeton avenue by the breaking of tree in the park- 
way space in front of said premises, and charge same 
lo Account 22-U-2, appropriations 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



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November 26, 191" 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report,' 
w^iich was, on molion of Aid. Riehert, deferred and 
ni'dovetl pul)lished : 

Chicago, November 26, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works in re extension of contract for fuel oil, 
having had t'he same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of November 16, 1917, attached here- 
to, to extend the contract with the Lynch-Clarisey 
Company, dated March 30, 1917, for furnishing fuel oil 
to the Municipal Reduction Plant, for a period of three 
months from December 31^ 1917. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

- . ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
wiiich was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Citij of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Business Agent in re pur- 
chase of chauffeurs' badges for the Department of 
Police, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to ^-eport and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Business Agent be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with his request of No- 
vember 20, 1917, to purchase from S. D. Childs Com- 
pany 7,500 chauffeurs' badges for the year 1918, for 
■use of public chauffeurs at not to exceed llVa cents 
each, 2% discount for cash, without advertising, the 
cost of same to be charged to appropriations heretofore 
made for the Police Department. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 
Chairman. 



also, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Y'our Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of. Public 
Works in re damage to steamer "Nessen" at Rush 



Street Bridge, having had the sanie under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and be is hereby authorized to repair with such city 
employes as are available damage done to the steamer"' 
"N. J. Nessen" by Rush Street Bridge at a cost not to 
exceed two thousand and fifty dollars ($2,050.00), and 
that the City Comptroller and City Treasurer are here- 
by directed to reimburse the cost of the same to such 
bureau or account as may- be entitled thereto from 
Account 401-E-lO, 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(October 15, 1917, page 1254) an order to purchase Lot 
70 in Swann's Subdivision, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby auttiorized and directed to acquire title by.pur- 
chase or condemnation of the following described real 
estate at a price not to exceed the sum of three hun- 
dred dollars ($300.00) : 

Lot Seventy (70) in Block two (2) of Swann's Sub- 
division of the southeast quarter in Section 4, Town- 
ship 38 North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal 
Meridian. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, ~ 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, '1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assejnbled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(November 19, 1917, page d^84) an order for "tag day" 
for Syrian and Armenian Committee, baving had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the General iSuperintendent of Police be and they are 
hereby directed to permit the Syrian and Armenian 
Committee of Chicago to conduct a "Tag Day" on the 
24th day of November, 1917, in the "Loop" district. . 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



November 26, I9i7. ilUPORtS OF 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid, Richert, deferred and 
ordei^d published: 

Chicago, November 26, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
communications from General Superintendent of Police 
and Board of Local Improvements in re transfers of 
funds, having *ad the same, under advisement,- beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
^ lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 
urer be and they arc hereby authorized and directed to 
-make the following transfers in appropriations for the 
year 1917: 

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE: 

From Account 30 A 3, Salaries and 

wages $ 1,620.00 

To Account 30 A 15, Salaries 

and wages....; $ 1,620.00 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS: 

From Account 950 C 20, Plats, etc. 1,000.00 

From Account 950 F 20, Appar- 
atus 693.75 

From' Account 950 G 20, Furni- 
ture, etc... * 216.97 

From Account 950 H 20, Printing, 

etc 3,000.00 

From Account 950 T 20, Court re- 
porting 2,500.00 

From Account 950 X 20, Electrical 

equipment 10,000,00 

To Account 950 S 20, Expert 

services, etc 17,410.72 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A, Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chic.\go, November 26, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

City Council Assembled: 

/ 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
communications' from ihe General Superintendent of 
Police, City Physician, Board of Local Improvements, 
Commissioner of Public Works (3) in re transfers of 
funds, baving had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: - 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 
urer be and they are hereby authorized and directed 
to make the following transfers in appropriations for 



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the year 1917 in accordance with the requests of the 
heads of departments attached hereto : 

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE : 

From Account 30 A 3, Salaries and 

wages $7,000.00 

To Account 30 L, Fuel- and power $7,000.00 

CITY PHYSICIAN : 

From Account 38 F, Apparatus 30.00 

From Account 38 E, Material 10.00 

From Account 38 T, Impersonal ser- 
vices '. 10.00 

To Account 70 H 38, Printing, etc " 25.00 

To Account 38 J, Tfansportation 15.00 

To Account 38 L, Fuel and power 10.00 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS : 

From Account rO G 50, Furniture, 

etc 500.00 

To Account 70 H 50, Printing, etc. 500,00 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS : 

Bureau of Compensation. 
From 102 I, Advertising 25.00 

From Account 70 G 102, Furniture, 

etc 25.00 

To Account 70 H 102, Printing, 

etc. 50.00 

Bureau of Sewers. 

From Account 301 A, Salaries 725.00 

From Account 301 C 30, Supplies.. 70.00 

From Account 301 T 30, Impersonal 

services 80.00 

From Account 301 B 40, Hire of 

teams, etc 1,500.00 

From Account 301 C 40, Supplies. . . 400.00 

From Account 301 D 40, Material.. 50.00 

From Account 301 F 40, Apparatus 9.0.00 

From Account 301 X 51, Sewer yard 200.00 

From Account 301 A 10, Salaries and 

wages 480.00 

From Account 70 G 300, Furniture, 

etc 100.00 

To Account 301 A 41, Salaries 

and wages 3,520,00 

To Account 70 H 300, Printing, 

' etc., 175.00 

BUREAU OF WATER, . ' 

From Account 600 B 3, Hire of 

teams, etc 2,000,00 

To Account W 70 H 600, Print- 
ing, etc 2,000.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

' Chairman, 



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Novemfaer 26, 1917. 



ALSO, 

Tlio saino committoe siibmiited the rollowing report, 
whicli was, on motion of yVlii. Riohcrt, deferred and 
ordered published: - " 

Chicago, November 26, '1917, 

To the Manor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
(October 22, 1917, page 1326) an order directing is- 
suance of \vater pipe deposit certificate to Joseph Win- 
terbotham, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue to 
Joseph Winterboth am, 226 South La Salle street. Water 
Certificate No. 1918 in the amount of fourteen hundred 
forty-two and fifty one-hundredths ($1,442.50) dollars. 
Money deposited for the laying of water mains in Win- 
nemac avenue, from 23' east of the west line of Elston 
avenue to 25' east of the west line of Keating avenue 
and in Keating avenue from 23' north of the south line 
of Winnemac avenue to the south line of Foster ave- 
nue; without surrendering the customary Special De- 
posit Receipt No. 5421 dated September 10, 1915, which 
lias been lost or destroyed. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 26, 4917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

The Committee on Finance, to whom were referred 
claims of Dr. George W. Reis (referred April 30, 1917)', 
Fleischmann Company, Charles Haas, George K. Men- 
gersen, C. M. Mense, (referred June 4, 1917), C. B. Grif- 
fith (referred June li, 1917), Paul J. Daemicke Co., 
Theo. B. Robertson Products Co. (referred June 22, 
1917), Ar R. Dean (referred -June 25, 1917), Walter D. 
Moody (referred July 6, 1917) and Visiting Nurses' 
Association (referred Oct. 1, 1917), for refunds of 
ve'hicle license fees, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers in 
favor of the following named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, same to be in full of claims 
for rebates on vehicle taxes paid as indicated, and 
charge same to Account 22 U 5, appropriations 1917: 

Dr. George W. Reis, License No. 17790 $ 1.65 

Fleischmann Company, One-horse vehicle No. 

27182 5.00 

Charles Haas, Rebate On license No. 184 10.00 

George K. Mengersen, Rebate license No. 1163. . . 10.00 
C. M. Mense, Rebate license No. 170 10.00 



C. B. GrifQth, Refund license No. 44200 3.35 

Paul .L Daemicke Co., Refund license No. 40248. . 40.00 
Theo. B. Robertson Products Co., Rebate No. 1959 15.00 

A. R. Dean, Refund No. 1417 20.00 

Walter D. Moody, Refund No. 42513 10.00 

Visiting Nurse Asso., Refund No. 26109 10.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, November 26, 4917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in' 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Financepto whom were referred 
claim of Franklin 0. Dryer for wages (referred Octo- 
ber 1, 1917) ; communication from the Republican 
Womens' Association in re 'Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium (referred April 7, 1916) ; order to repair 
asphalt pavements on various streets (inferred Novem- 
ber 6, 1916) ; an order for fire engine house at Laramie 
avenue and West Madison street (2). (referred Decem- 
ber 7, 1916) ; order to re-surface Winchester avenue 
(referred December 28, 1916) ; claim of Jacob Herten- 
stein for refund of brokers' license, Bernard J. Dohney 
for wages (referred March 19, 1917) ; order in re em- 
ployes in the army (referred April 30, 1917), communi- 
cation from City Comptroller in re additional revenue 
(referred May 14, 1917); claim of German Evangelical 
Deaconess Home for rebate on hospital license (refer- 
red May 21, 1917) ; communication from Aldermen of 
Milwaukee in re baseball (referred June 11, 1917); 
Durand Hospital for free hospital license, order to re- 
surface 37th street, Protestant Womens' National As- 
sociation for "tag day" (referred June 18, 1917) ; com- 
munication from Aetna Casualty & iSurety Co. in re 
bond; communication from Department of Police in re 
prohibition of girls under eighteen years acting on "tag 
days"; T. Mills for refund of fine and costs, Mrs. 
Charles Peterson for compensation for death of hus- 
band (withdrawn), McDonald Rest Cure for rebate of 
hospital license (referred October 1, 1947) ; Salvation 
Army Rescue and Maternity Home for free hospital 
license and Nicholas Breiling for wages (referred Octo- 
ber 45, 1917) ; Charles E. Siglarski for rebate of special 
assessment (referred October 22,- 1947) ; Miss Lillian 
Matthews request for "tag day" for Russian War-suf- 
ferers (referred November 5, f917) ; claim of Charles 
M. Freeman for wages (referred November 1, 1915), 
Albin Hallberg for personarinjuries (referred October 
2, 1916), A. Napierkowski for loss of horse (referred 
December 20, 1916), W. A. McFarlane for wages (re- 
ferred March 26, 1917), James A. Bruna for damage to 
auto (referred April 4, 1917), William Drugan for loss 
of horse, etc. (referred May 9, 1917), Anna Riley for 
personal injuries and Charles iSvec for personal in- 
juries (referred June 4, 1917), Otto Balaban for per- 
sonal injuries (referred June 4, 1917) ; Henry Riemer 
for damage to coat (referred June 18, 1947), The Atlas 
Corporation for damage to auto and Mrs. Jack Lewis for 
damage to wearing apparel (referred October 1, 1917), 
(adverse recommendations of a sub-committee attach- 
ed) ; Samuel Levifetz for rebate of wheel tax (referred 
November. 15, 1915); Charles Zulinski for refund of 



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Awheel tax (referred May 14, 1917) and Mrs. William 
Rightman (referred May 21, 1917) ; George E. Hart for- 
refund of dog tax, Robert Hill and Michael Navrid for 
refund of wheel tax (referred June 4, 19il7) ; Adam 
AVingert (referred June 11, 1917) for wheel tax, John 
Vcldkamp for rebate of dog license (referred June 18, 
1917), Thor-Shackel Manufacturing Go. (referred June 
25, 1917) and G. Buoholz (referred June 29, l9l7) for 
refund of wheel tax, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend that the 
same be placed on fife. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Gas, Oil ami Electric Liglit. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Chicago, November 22, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Citij of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Light, to 
whom was referred (November 19, 1917, page 1454) a 
•communication from the Commissioner of Gas and 
Electricity relative to contract between the City and 
the Sanitary District of Chicago for the furnishing of 
electrical energy for street lighting and the operation 
of substations, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that said com- 
munication be referred to your Committeeon Finance. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Thom.^s J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 



Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moyed to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the nSxt regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, 

The motion prevailed. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Industries, submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 20, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (November 5, 1917, page 1421) an ordinance 



granting permission and authority to the Calumet 
Baking Powder Company to maintain and operate an 
elevated switch track across South Karlov avenue, 
north of Fillmore street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying substitute ordinance with 
compensation of $100.00 per annum, as fixed by your 
Committee . on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 799]. ' ' 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . Aj^bert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 20, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (October 1, 1917, page 1189) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the Chicago, Bur- 
lington & Quincy Railroad Company to construct, main- 
tain and use a railroad switch track over and across 
the first east-and-west alley south of West 20th street 
and across West 21st street, east of South Sangamon 
street, also across Canalport avenue, northeasterly of 
South Sangamon street, and for the removal of existing 
switch tracks across West 21st street and Canalport 
avenue, east of South Sangamon street, having ihad the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance with compensation 
of $250.00 per annum, as fixed by your Committee on 
Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 799]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which vi(as, on motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, November 20, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (November 5, 1917, page 1412) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the Circuit Supply 
Company to maintain and operate a railroad switch 
track across Muskegon avenue, south of East 82nd 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said ordinance 
with compensation of $100.00 per annum, as fixed by 
your Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 799]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 






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ALSO, 



The same cominiLtcc submilted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and or- 
dered published : 

CmcAGO, October 30, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (October i, 1917, page 1078) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of part of Bloomingdale 
avenue from North Artesian avenue to a point 142.45 
feet east thereof, and the north-and-south alley in the 
block bounded by North Artesian, Bloomingdale, Waban- 
sia and North Western avenues, in Oswald and Jaeger's 
Subdivision of Block 5, in Johnston's Subdivision of E. 
%, S. E. Vi, Section 36-40-13 (Frank J. Ehrenheim, 
beneficiary), having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying substitute ordinance with compensation 
of $1,031.22, as fixed by your Committee on Compensa- 
tion [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 799]. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same committee submilted a report as follows: 

Chicago, November 20, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your iGommittee on Local Industries, to whom was 
recommitted (April 23, 1917, page 4402) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of South Wabash avenue be- 
tween East 115th street and the rights of way of the 
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad and the Chicago & 
Western Indiana Railroad, and alley in block bounded 
by East 115th street. South State^street, South Michigan 
avenue and the rights of way of the Chicago & Eastern 
Illinois Railroad and the Chicago & Western Indiana 
Railroad, Rees & Sawyer's Subdivision of Kensington, 
Section 22-37-14, (Charles E. Reading, beneficiary), 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said ordinance be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, / 

(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Judiciary. 

The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred 
and ordered published: 



November 26, 1917. 

Chicago, November 20, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
(November 5, 1917, page 1411) an ordinance prohibit- 
ing the, employment of children for the purpose of 
soliciting or begging money upon the streets or public 
places within the city, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and. recommend the pas- 
sage of said ordinance [ordinance printed in Pamphlet 
No. 798] . 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted. 

Otto Werner, 
Chairman. 



Streets and Alleys. 

, The Committee on Streets and Alleys submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Robert 
H. McCormick, deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, October 3, '1917. 

To the May^or and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (October 1, 1917, page 1172) an ordinance 
granting peicmission and authority to the Chicago Steel 
Tape Company to maintain and use a vault under sur- 
face of alley adjoining premises known as 6229-33 Cot- 
tage Grove avenue, together with a coal-hole in the 
surface of said alley, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said ordinance with compensation of $25.00 per 
annum, as fixed by your Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 800]. 

/ Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Robert H. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Robert H. McCormick, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, October 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (June 25, 1917, page 704) an ordinance grant- 
ing permission and authority to Morand Brothers to 
maintain and use a bridge or covered passageway 
across alley adjoining premises known as 816-22 South 
May street, having 'had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
ordinance with compensation of $50.00 per annum, as 
fixed by your Committee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 800]. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Robert H. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 



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1529 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted tlie following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Robert H. McCormick, 
deferred and ordered published: , 

Chicago, October 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alle>;s, to whom was 
referred (July 6, 1917, page 1004) an ordinance grant- 
ing permission and authority to The 0-Zell Company 
(o construct, maintain and use two bridges or open pas- 
sageways over and across the east-and-west alley ad- 
joining premises known as 1301-17 West 15th street, 
■having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordinance 
with compensation of $100.00 per annum, as fixed by 
your Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 800]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) ^ Robert H. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committed submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Robert H. McCormick, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, October 17, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

. Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
referred (October 1, 1917, page 1190) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to the Union Special 
Machine Company to construct, maintain and use a 
bridge or covered passageway across alley adjoining 
premises known as 304-14 West Kinzie street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said ordinance with compen- 
sation of $100.00 per annum, as fixed by your Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamph- 
let No. 800]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) ~ Robert H. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Robert H. McCormick, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, October 3, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, to whom was 
re-referred (June 25, 1917, page 858) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of part of the north-and- 
south alley in the block bounded by Berteau avenue, 
North Clark street, Greenview avenue and Melville 
place, in Albert Sulzer's Subdivision, S. W. %, Section 
17-40-14 (estate of Frederick Sulzer, beneficiary), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 



port and recommend the passage of said ordinance with 
compensation of $800.00, as fixed by your Committee 
on Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
800]. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted,, 

Robert H. McCormick, 

Acting Chairman. 



License. 



Til© Committee on License submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, November 22, 1917. 

3'o the Mayor and Aldermen, of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was referred 
(November 19, 1917, page 1452) a communication from 
His Honor, the Mayor, transmitting copy of report ol 
October, 1917, Grand Jury relative to cabarets, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said communication be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John Toman, 
Chairman. 



Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, the question 
being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Aall. 

The Committee on Buildings and City Hall submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pretzel, deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committe'e on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 5, 1917, page 1411) an order 
to allow Peter Andruski to occupy and maintain base- 
ment flat as constructed in building at 4428 South 
Whipple street, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following substitute order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be- and they are hereby directed to allow Peter 
Andruski to maintain and occupy basement flat as at 
present constructed at 4428. South Whipple street, pro- 
vided that the plumbing in said flat shall be installed 
to comply with the requirements of the Department of 
Health. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 
Chairman. 



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November 26, 1917. 



ALSO, 

The saino (■omniiltcc subiuitted the following report, 
which was, on luolion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
"nlered published : 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 15, 1917, page 1249) an order 
directing the Commissioners of Buildings and Health 
to allow Joseph Bachta to maintain building as .con- 
structed at 520 North Paulina street, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following substitute order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow Joseph 
Bachta to maintain and occupy premises as now con- 
structed at 520 North Paulina street, provided that a 
door with a glass panel therein shall be installed be- 
tween the front and rear apartments on the second 
floor. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which w-as, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
oi'dered published : 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

■ To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 5, 19"17, page 1411) an order 
to allows Andrew^ Cieniawski to maintain and occupy 
basement flat as constructed in building at 4436 South 
Whipple street, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow Andrew 
Cieniawski to maintain and occupy basement flat as 
constructed in building at 4436 South Whipple street, 
provided that the plumbing in said flat shall be made 
to comply with the requirements of the Department 
of Health. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel,' 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
w^hich was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : ^ 

« Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and\Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, 1917, page 1504) an order 



directing issuance of permit to the Chicago Grain Co. 
for erection of shed at 1864 North Le Claire avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the following sub- 
stitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Chicago 
Grain Co. to erect, and maintain for a period of one 
year from the date of passage of this order, a tempor- 
ary shed on premises at 1864 North Le Claire avenue, 
according to plans hereto attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
• ordered published: 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

, To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, '1917, page 1486) an order 
directing^ssuance of permit to Chicago Junction Rail- 
w-ay Company to construct roof over platform on its 
right of way 220 feet south of West 39th street and 40 
feet west of South Canal street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Chicago 
Junction Railway Company to erect, and maintain for 
a period of one year from the date of the- passage of 
this order, a roof over a platform which has been con- 
structed by said Jlailway Company on its right of way 
approximately 220 feet -south of Thirty-ninth street 
and approximately 40 feet w-est of Canal street, in the 
City of Chicago, as per blue-print hereto attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 

-The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 1, 1917, page 1177) an order to 
allow J. Donkin to maintain and occupy shed as con- 
structed at northw^est corner of West 26th street and 
South California avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be 
and he is hereby directed to allow M. J. Donkin to 



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occupy shed at northwest corner of West 26th street 
and South California avenue as at present constructed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, 1917, page 1484) an order 
to allow use of ordinary sash and glass in lieu of metal 
saish and wired glass in construction of church build- 
ing at 5462-4 Kenwood avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings, be and 
■he is hereby directed to allow the use of ordinary sash 
and glass in lieu of metal sash and wired glass in the 
construction of the Fifty-fifth Street M. E. Church, 
located at 5462-4 Kenwood avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, ■ 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor arid Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, 1917, page 14-95) an order 
directing issuance of permit to E. A. Gingras for con- 
struction of garage at 911 Altgeld street, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to E. A. Gin- 
gras to construct an auto-shed in the rear of prem- 
ises known as 911 Altgeld street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion pf Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
oidered published: 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 



was referred (November 19, d917, page 1495) an order 
directing issuanc'e of permit to W. E. Hudson for erec- 
tion of garage at 829 Wrightwood avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to W. E. Hudson 
to erect and maintain an auto-shed, 20 feet by 30 feet, 
on premises known as 829 Wrightwood avenue.. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. \ 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assenibled: 

Your 'Committee oh Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, 1917, page 1489) an order 
directing issuance of permit to Mary Lotasto to main- 
tain sheds as constructed at 523 West 80th street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby di- 
rected to permit Mary Lotasto to occupy sheds as they 
are now constructed at 523 W. 80th street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, 1917, page 1499) an order 
directing issuance of permit to Pastor John E. Traeger 
for erection of portable church building at North Lara- 
mie avenue and Addison street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and the same are hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Pastor John E. Traeger, 848 George street, 
to erect a portable church building, 24' by 54-', and to 
maintain the same for a period of two years at the 
premises known as Laramie avenue and Addison street, 
in accordance with the plans to be submitted to the 
Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman, 



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November 26, 1917. 



ALSO, 



'rii(> same icoininiliee submitted the following rf^porf,, 
wliicii was, oil motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayur and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 15, 1917, page 1249.) an order 
directing issuance of permit to Viviano Bros, for erec- 
tion of factory at 2148 Canalport avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
'the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Viviano Bros, for erec- 
tion of a macaroni factory at 2148 Canalport avenue, in 
accordance with plans on file in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) , 'George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (October 15, 1917, page 1247) an order 
directing the Commissioners of Buildings and Health. 
to allow George Wait to maintain shed as constructed 
at 725 North Ridgeway avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow George 
Wait to maintain and occupy for living purposes until 
May 1, 1918, the building as now constructed on rear of 
lot at 725 North Ridgeway avenue, with the under- 
standing that occupancy of said building for living pur- 
poses after said date will not be permitted and that all 
partitions in said building will be removed as soon as 
■ possible after said date. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



also. 



The same committee submitted a report as follows: 
Chicago, November 23, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
were referred 



(November 19, 1917, page 1495) an order to allow 
Fred 'Scharf to maintain rear porch as constructed at 
1400 North Wells street; and 

(November 19, 1917, page 1486) an order to allow 
Stelter and Cook to maintain shed as constructed at 
2825 Farrell street, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said orders be placed on 
file.. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, 

The motioii prevailed. 



Track Elevation. 

The Committee on Track Elevation submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Michael^ 
son, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 19, 19 17. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago ii 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Track Elevation, to whom wa 
referred (December 30, 1915, page 2748) an order fOB 
an ordinance for widening the subway in Rockwell 
street under the tracks of the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy Railroad Company, from 33 feet to 66 feet in 
width, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying ordinance in lieu of the ordinance passed; 
July 6, 1917, page 1043, which was not accepted by the^ 
Railroad Company [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No., 
802]. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



M. A. Mighaelson, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Michaelson, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, ^November 5, '1917, , 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in' 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Track Elevation, to whom was 
referred (April 23, 1917, page 35) an order for the 
elevation of the tracks of the Chicago & Western 
Indiana Railroad Company (Belt Raihvay Company of 
Chicago, lessee) at West 26th street and South Kenton 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the order be placed 



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1533 



on file and that the accompanying ordinance do pass 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 802]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. A. Michaelson, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen; and Special 
Assessment, Improvement and Repealing Ordinances 
Submitted by the Board of Local Improvements 
(Said Matters Having Been Presented in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the First Ward). 



to construct, maintain and operate a scale in the street 
adjoining premises known as 549 Federal street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented iclaims of' A. Parisa and W. A. 
Jones for rebates of water- rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kenna presented an order directing issuance of a 
permit to Rothschild Bros. Hat Company to construct a 
service stairway between the first and second floors in 
building at 314-16 South Franklin street, which was 

Referred to the iComraittee on Buildings, and City Hall. 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to the Gayety Theater to erect and maintain an elec- 
tric sign in front of premises known as 531 South 
State street. Said permit shall be issued subject to 
revocation by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following resolution, 
which, was, on motion, duly adopted : 

Whereas, The parents of the children of the Sixth, 
Seventh and Eighth grades of the Jones School, at West 
Harrison street and Plymouth court, have requested 
that the order transferring the children of those grades 
to the Haven School, East Fifteenth street and South 
Wabash avenue, one mile south, be rescinded, and the 
children be permitted to attend the Jones School, and 

Whereas, The Haven School is beyond walking dis- 
tance for said children, especially in the winter time, 
and it is unjust to expect them to pay car-fare, as many 
of the parents cannot afford it, and many of the children 
are too small to ride back and forth on the cars alone, 
and. 

Whereas, The order of transfer by the District Su- 
perintendent of Schools was intended to provide better 
school conditions, but on careful investigation it is 
found that conditions at the Jones 'School are very much 
better than they are at the Haven School, and as it is 
stated that the teacher of room 303 of the Jones School, 
now closed, containing the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth 
grades, has also been transferred to the Haven School, 
there will be no economy effected by the change and 
the children are entitled to school accommodations in 
their own district, as it pays more of the school taxes 
than any other school district in the City of Chicago, 
and 

Whereas, Since many of these children have been 
taking care of their younger brothers and sisters at 
school, taking them back and forth to the Jones School, 
it will be necessary now for their parents to go with 
them, which will be a great hardship and impossible 
in many cases; therefore be it 

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be forwarded 
to the members of the Board of Education of the City 
of Chicago. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order directing issuance 
of a permit to trustees for the estate of Sarah L. Brooks 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Norris presented an ordinance for repeal of an 
ordinance, passed November 5, 1917, for a sidewalk on 
the north side of East 38th street, between Prairie ave- 
nue and Indiana avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Norris moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewioz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace. Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark. — 68. • 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance, passed November 5, 
1917, providing for the laying of a sidewalk by special 
assessment on the north side of East 38th street, be- 
tween Prairie avenue and Indiana avenue, be and the 
same Is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and ef- 
fect from and after its passage. 

Aid. Anderson presented an ordinance for amendment 
of license regulations concerning billiard and pool 
tables and bowling alleys, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Schwartz presented claims of Ascher & Greene- 
baum and Mrs. Miriam Gantway for rebates of water 
rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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November 26, 1917. 



Aid. Iliff presented claims of F. E. Adams and Frank- 
lin C. Browne for rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SIXTH WARD. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of Nelos Penesis for a 
refund of license fee, and claims of The Bartholomae 
& Roesing Brewing and Malting Company, John J, Gush- 
ing, L. Franzone, Mercedes Fullenwider, I. E. Treusch 
and Anna B. Windell for rebates of water rates, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hickey presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to Armour & Company to main- 
tain and operate five switch tracks in and along Benson 
street, between West 31st place and West 32nd place, 
and one switch track in and along West 32nd street, 
between Fox street and 142 feet west thereof, which 
was , 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Mrs. 
Lamb to string, and maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the sidewalk in front of 736 Root street. 
Said sign shall be erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Doyle presented the following ordinance, which 
was ordered published, and consideration of which was 
deferred : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on June 29, 1917, and appearing upon page 969 
of the Journal of the Proceedings of said date, provid- 
ing for the vacation of part of Taylor street between 
South Crawford avenue and South Springfield avenue, 
for the benefit of Walter Rogers and Mary itogers. 
Trustees of Estate of J'otin Rogers, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows : By striking out the words 
and figures "six thousand one hundred sixty-two and 
75-100 ($6,162.75) dollars" in lines 6 and 7 and 18 and 
19 of Section two (2) of said ordinance and inserting in 
lieu thereof the following words and figures: "four 
thousand three hundred thirteen and 93-100 ($4,313.93) 
dollars." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Doyle presented an order directing that Harry 
Horn be permitted to complete one-story frame build- 
ing at 3351 South Hoyne avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall. 



Aid. Nance presented claims of Annette E. Horton and 
F, A. Weil for rebates of water rates. Which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCormick presented an order for an investiga- 
tion of the issuance of free permits, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kimball presented an ordinance for amendment 
of Section 2425 of The Chicago Code of 1911, to require 
placing of house numbers on rear of buildings, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Kimball presented a claim of Krauss & Teschner 
for a refund of license fee, and a claim of F. W. Wool- 
worth 'Co. for a rebate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fetzer presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works ^ 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
the Woodlawn Theater Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate a canopy over the sidewalk in East 
63rd street, to be attached to the building or struc- 
ture at 853-55 East 63rd street, in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be filed with the Com- 
missioner of Public . Works and approved by the 
Commissioner of Buildings and Chief of Fire Pre- 
vention and Safety, said canopy not to exceed 48 
feet in length nor 12 feet in width, upon the filing 
of the application and bond and payment of the ini- 
tial compensation provided for by ordinance. 

Aid. Fetzer presented an ordinance licensing and reg- 
ulating the conduct of cabaret performances and other 
forms of entertainment in connection with the sale or 
serving of intoxicating liquors, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Woodhull presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
Lutheran Zion iOhurch to construct a concrete wall 
three (3) feet from the lot (street) line and main- 
tain an open area 110 feet by 3 feet in the sidewalk 
space adjoining the church on the east side of Burley 
avenue, south of East 91st' street; said permit to be 
issued without the usual compensation, but to require 
■ the filing of the customary bond in such cases and to 
be subject to revocation by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is ihereby directed to issue a permit to Otto 
Michan to construct and maintain a driveway across 
the sidewalk in front of premises known as 8531 
Buffalo avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 



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therein authorized to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed July 28, 1913, governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated defic- 
iency of cost of work and interest of curbing, filling 
and paving with asphaltic macadam Colfax avenue, 
from East 79th street to right of way of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for six- 
inch drains in East 92nd street, between Yates avenue 
and Luella avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sup- 
plemental special assessment to pay the estimated de- 
ficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grading 
and paving with brick East 93rd street, from Colfax 
avenue to Jeffery avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation and ordinance for opening and 
widening East 74th place, between Jeffery avenue and 
Clj'de avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sup- 
plemental special asse^pment to pay the estimated de- 
ficiency of cost of work and interest of grading and pav- 
ing with asphaltic macadam Torrence avenue from 309 
feet south of the south line of East Ulth street, pro- 
duced east to the south line of Section 25-37-14, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered,. That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to Oscar H. Breyfogle to tap the water supply 
pipe in South Halsted street and to install a water 
service pipe to supply premises located at West 129th 
street and South Halsted street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue to any licensed 
drain-layer a permit to install a 10-inch sewer, with 
house, and street drain connections, in the west side 
of Indiana avenue, north of a point 56 feet south of 
the south line of East 137th street, and running 
north to the north line Of East 135th place.- Said 
sewer and connections to be constructed according to 
plans to be approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the work to be done in conformity with 
the rules and regulations governing such construc- 



tion, The privileges hereby granted shall be subject 
to termination at any time in the discretion of the 
Mayor. 

Aid. Block presented an order directing issuance of 
a permit to Mrs. H. Perry to construct a frame addition 
to frame cottage at 9336 South State street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment- to pay the estimated defic- 
iency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt, a system of streets as follows, 
to-wit: East 80th street, from Dorchester avenue to 
Stony Island avenue, etc., which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental special assessment to pay the estimated 
deficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick West 119th street, from the 
northwest and southwest corners of South Halsted 
street and West 119th street to South Morgan street 
produced north, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sys- 
tem of tile pipe sewers as follows: West 124th street, 
from Wentworth avenue to Lafayette avenue, etc., 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a sup- 
plemental special assessment to pay the estimated de- 
ficiency of cost of work and interest of icurbing, grading 
and paving with asphaltic macadam East and West 
123rd street, from South Halsted street to South Mich- 
igan avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cast- 
iron water supply pipe in Wentworth avenue, from 
West 123rd street to West 125th street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Klaus presented the following resolution : 

Whereas, M. J. Corrigan, chief of the Twenty-fifth 
Battalion of the Fire Department, exercised cool judg- 
ment and performed a deed of unusual valor in remov- 
ing a lighted bomb from the main floor of the Audi- 
torium Theater on the night of November 16, 1917, 
when said theater was filled to its capacity and the 
explosion of the bomb in the theater would have re- 
sulted in the death and injury of many persons: 

Resolved, That the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago hereby commends the said M. J. Corrigan for his 



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heroic devotion to duty and for his splendid upholding 
of (he best traditions of the Fire Department of fhe 
CAly of Chicago. 

Unanimous ronsr^nt was given for consideration of 
said resolution. 

Aid. Klaus moved to adopt said resolution. 
The motion was carried unanimously. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for a tile .pipe 
sewer in alley first south of West 16th street, from 
South Wood street to 400 feet east of South Wood street, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aids. Novak an,d Kerner presented 'the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Joseph T. Ryerson and Son to construct and main- 
tain two driveways across the sidewalk at the follow- 
ing locations: one driveway to be 46 feet wide on 
South Rockwell street south of West 16th street; the 
other driveway to be 26 feet wide at a point approx- 
imately 334 feet south of the first named driveway 
on said South Rockwell street; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the ternis of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Aid. Kerner presented a claim of Charles D. Lusk 
for a rebate of water rates, wbich was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Works. This privilege shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated defic- 
iency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grading 
and paving with brick the public alley between Flour- 
noy street, Polk street, Sooath Claremont avenue and 
South Western avenue, which were 

'Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental special assessment to pay the estimated 
deficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick the alleys between West 
Harrison street, Flournoy street. South Kedzie avenue 
and South Spaulding avenue, which were 

Referred to the (Committee on Home Defense. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smith and Maypole presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to remove water meter 
now installed at 2620 West Huron street, and assess 
premises for water consumed thereon on a frontage' 
basis. Said meter was installed because of" a syphon 
pumt) in basement which pump has been removed. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented a claim of M. Weil for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Home presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
permits for the erection and maintenance of muslin 
signs across sidewalks in the City of Chicago without 
the passage by the City Council of orders covering 
the issuance of same during the period from and 
after the date of the passage of this order until 
January 1, 1918, provided that all signs erected under 
authority of any such permits issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works shall be removed by January 
10, 1918. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harry Siegel to string and maintain for thirty days, 
a muslin sign across the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 906 South Western avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Department of Public 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Touhy presented a claim of Mary Quill Adams 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated defic- 
iency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grading 
and paving with brick the alley between Warren ave- 
nue. West Madison street, North Lincoln street and 
North Robey street, which were 

iReferred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented a claim of Frank 
Jansen for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 



which 



Aid. Walker presented the following order, 
was, oh motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
report what authority from the City of Chicago is 
necessary for construction of a bathing beach on 
the lake shore between East Chicago avenue and East 
Ohio street by the Commissioners of Lincoln Park. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented the following 
order,' which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Stern Clothing Company to string, and maintain 
for thirty days, a banner ^cross the street m front 
of 612 and 613 West North avenue. Said banner 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall be subject to termin- 
ation by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid Wallace presented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the Children's Memorial Hos- 
pital to maintain and use a cement conduit under and 
across FuHerton avenue, west of Orchard street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Link presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit^ to 
Thomas Stenhouse to maintain a driveway at 4071- 
73 Broadway; said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of July 28th, 1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. - 

Aid. Capitain and Link presented an ordinance pro- 
viding for naming an unnamed street between Rogers 
avenue and Fargo avenue "North Ashland avenue," 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Capitain presented a claim of N. W. Box for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated defic- 
iency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Magnolia avenue from Sunny- 
side avenue to Lawrence avenue, which were- 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



Aid. Pretzel presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Ed 
Steinbrecher to string, and maintain for thirty days, 
a m.uslin sign across the sidewalk in front of 2112 
Roscoe street. Said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Lipps presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and he is 
hereby directed to transmit to this Council a state- 
ment showing all sections of The (Chicago Code of 
1911 (and all general ordinances passed subsequently 
to the passage of said Code), which have been an- 
nulled or modified or in anywise affected by court 
decisions, and to submit proper repealing or amend- 
atory ordinances. 

Aid. Lipps presented" a claim of J. M. Kerstein for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cast- 
iron water supply pipe in North California avenue from 
Lawrence avenue to Ainslie street, etc., which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental special assessment to pay the estimated 
deficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, 
grading and paving with asphaltic macadam North 
Paulina street from Rosehill Cemetery Company's pri- 
vate road to Thorndale avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented the following order, which was, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to the Forest Glen Congregational Church to 
make a connection with the sewer in Catalpa avenue 
to serve the church located at the corner of Catalpa 
avenue and North Lawler avenue, said work to be 
done without the usual charge for inspection. 

Aid. Watson presented an ordinance providing for 
annexation to the City of Chicago certain territory in 
the Township of Norwood Park, Illinois, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Watson presented a claim of C. G. Mitchell for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to, the Committee on Finance. 



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The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
rcconinioiulation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated defic- 
iency of cost of work and interest of construction of a 
tile pipe sewer with brick manholes and brick catch- 
basins in Kimball avenue from Addison street to the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railwaj^ which were 
(Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



November 2G, 191' 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Adamowski presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edw. Greenstone to string a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of premises known as 2018-2022 
Milwaukee avenue. Said muslin sign shall b.e erected 
and maintained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any tim.e in his discretion. 

Aid. Adamowski presented a claim of Casper Holyis 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Adamowski presented an. order for paving an 
alley in the block bounded by Fullerton avenue, Crom- 
well avenue, Berlin street and North California avenue 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cast- 
iron water supply pipe in South Kolin avenue from 

West 54th street to West '55th street, which were 
Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented an order to prohibit the park- 
ing of automobiles in the "Loop" district between the 
hours of 7:00 and 10:00 o'clock A. M. and 4-00 and 
7:00 o'clock P. M., and to permit automobiles belonging 
to City officials to stand on the east side of North La 
Salle street, between West Randolph and West Wash- 
ington streets, during said hours, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Wm. J. Lynch presented the following order 
which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mr. Ratner to string, and maintain for thirty days a 
muslm sign across the sidewalk in front of 4300 
Emerald avenue. Said, sign shall be erected and 
maintained m accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public Works. This priv- 
ilege shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in ,his discretion. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for water 
service pipes in South Bishop street between West 591 h 
street and West 60th street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

' Aid. Rea presented the following orders, which were. 
on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Singer Sewing Machine Co. to ere6t and maintain 
a wooden sign to be attached to building at 6444 South 
Halsted street, on the payment of compensation for 
same. Said sign shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to , 
The Vim to erect and maintain a wooden sign, to be | 
attached to building at 6440 South Halsted street on, 
the payment of compensation for same. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in accordance with . 
all rules and regulations of the Department of Pub-' i 
lie Works. This privilege shall be subject to termin- 
ation by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Rea presented a claim of H. A. Harrell for a re- 
fund of permit fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Rea presented an order for removal of water 
meter from premises at 655 West 69th street which 
was ' 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance granting consent 
to the South Park Commissioners to take, regulate, im- 
prove, control and govern, for boulevard purposes, 
Loomis street between West 67th and West 87th streets. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
said ordinance. 

Aid. Fisher moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and, nays as follows: 

Yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, MoDonough, Nance, A. a! 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullertoni 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R h' 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder,' 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedv,' 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed : 



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AN ORDINANCE 

Giving consent to the South Park Commissioners to take, 
regulate, improve, control and govern Loomis street 
between West C7th street and the south line of West 
87th street. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That consent is hereby given and granted 
to the South Park Commissioners to take, regulate, im- 
prove, control and govern Loomis street between West 
(57th street and the south line of West 87th street as 
other parks and boulevards now under the control of 
said commissioners. 

Section 2. That nothing in this ordinance contained 
shall be construed as a waiver or relinquishment by or 
on the part of the City of Chicago of any of its rights or 
powers in relation to the laying of water mains and 
pipes and building and repairing sewers and drains, to 
lay electric or other wires owned or controlled by the 
City of Chicago, aijd regulating the openings for the 
same, and make other underground improvements in 
th43 same manner and to the same extent that the City 
of Chicago might heretofore have done in said portions 
of Loomis street. 

All powers which the City of Chicago now has in re- 
lation to water mains and pipes, building and repairing 
sewers and drains, to lay electric or other wires owned 
or controlled by the City of Chicago and regulating the 
openings for the same and make other underground im- 
provements in streets and alleys of said city being here- 
by expressly reserved as to the said portions of said 
streets in as ample a manner as if the aforesaid consent 
were not given. 

Section 3. That unless the said South Park Com- 
missioners shall, within six months from the approval 
hereof, select and take said portions of said street for 
the purpose aforesaid, this ordinance shall cease to be 
of any force or effect and the consent hereby given 
shall be deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Fisher presented a petition containing frontage 
consents of property-owners for the boulevarding of 
. Loomis street between West Marquette road and West 
87th street, which was 

Referred to the iCommissioner of Public Works for 
verification. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to require the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railroad to adequately light 
the 73rd street viaduct under its right of way. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements 
be and is hereby directed not to accept from the con- 
tractor the pavement on what is known as the Emer- 
ald avenue system of streets, nor to pay the reserve 
to the contractor on that work until he shall have 
complied with all the details of the specifications for 
such paving on all streets included within that sys- 
tem. (Property-owners protest now on file.) 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to The 
Vim to erect and maintain a board sign, 5'6"x3T)", 
across sidewalk adjoining premises at 6440 South Hal- 
sted street. Said sign shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of the north-and-south alley in the block 
bounded by Homewood avenue, Monterey avenue, Wes- 
ley street and C, R. I. & P. R. R., in Washington Heighls, 
Section 19-37-14 (J. W. Ketcham & Company, bene- 
ficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a cast-iron 
water supply pipe in West 116th street from South 
Irving avenue to Longwood drive, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental special assessment to pay the estimated 
deficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with asphalt, a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to wit : South Robey street from 12 feet north of 
the south line Of West 9,5th street to a straight line 
connecting the northeast and northwest corners of 
West 9'9th street, etc., which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order directing that the Chi- 
cago Grain Company be permitted to maintain fireproof 
grain dryer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order directing that St. Wil- 
liams frame church be permitted to be maintained at 
Wrightwood and 69th avenues, which was 

Referred to the iCommittee on Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Hazen presented a claim of Mrs. Louise Anderson 
for compensation for damage to property^ a claim of A. 
Ghristensen for reimbursement of cost of restoring 
pavement, a claim of R. G. Hancoch & Co. for a refund 
of permit fees and claims of Co-operative Foundry 
Company and Fred^Teutsch for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hazen presented an order for paving with con- 
crete an alley in the block bounded by Palmer, Costello, 
Hancock and North Central avenues, and an order 
for paving with asphalt Lorel avenue from West North 
avenue to West Division street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated defic- 



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iency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Barry avenue from North 
(Ucero avenue to 10 feet west of the cast line of North 
Lavergne avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
icast-iron water supply pipe in a system of streets as 
follows : North Central avenue from Schubert avenue to 
Parker avenue, etc., whicb were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
cast-iron water supply pipe in Potomac avenue from 
North Long avenue to North (Central avenue, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a claim, of A. B. Rirkin 
for a refund of license fee, which was. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated defic- 
iency of- cost of work and interest of curbing, grading 
and paving with brick the alley between West End 
avenUe, Wes^ Washington boulevard, North Cicero ave- 
nue and North Lamon avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
system of tile pipe sewers in the following streets : West 
■Congress street from Soutti Laramie avenue to South 
Lavergne avenue, etc., which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Toman and Kostner presented the 
order, which was, on motion, duly passed: 



foUowint 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
D. Clark to erect and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
3754 West 16th street. Said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a supple- 
mental special assessment to pay the estimated defic- 
iency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grading 
and paving with brick the alley between West 15th 
street, West 16th street. South St. Louis avenue and 
Clifton Park avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental special assessment to pay the estimated 
deficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick the alley between West 15th 
street. West 16th street, South Trumbull avenue and 
South St. Louis avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordinance for a 
supplemental special assessment to pay the estimated 
deficiency of cost of work and interest of curbing, grad- 
ing and paving with brick West 16th street from South 
Crawford avenue to 201.5 feet west of the west line of 
South Kilbourn avenue produced south, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Bureau of Engineering (Division of Pipe Yards and 

Stores) : Proposed Appropriation ($5,048.62) for 

Purchase of Motor Trvick 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of purchase of motor truck for the Bureau of En- 
gineering (Division of Pipe Yards and Stores), de- 
ferred and published May 9, 1917, page 118, and de- 
ferred July 6, 1917, page 1018. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to place said report on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



New Public Bathhouses: Temporary Maintenance. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of furnishing coal and employment of caretakers for 
certain new public bathhouses, deferred and published 
November 19, 1917, page 1458. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNiohols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm, J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay from the Construc- 
tion funds for the Frank Lawler Public Bath, Polk 
and Paulina streets, and the Kedzie Avenue Municipal 
Bath at 24th street and the Lincoln Street Bath, for 
coal and for one caretaker for each of said baths until 
such time as provision is made by the Health Depart- 
ment for the operation. of said baths. 



City of Blue Island: Water Supply (from City of 
Chicago) for Certain Consumers. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of authorizing the City of Blue Island to supply water 
(furnished by the City of Chicago) to consumers out- 
side of the city limits of Blue Island, deferred and 
published November 19, 1917, page 1458. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 
The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yea5— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kun^z, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder. 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Hazen, Toman, 
Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 67. 
Nays — Michaelson — 1. 
The following is said order a;s passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to allow the City of 
Blue Island, under its agreement with the City of 
Chicago, to furnish water to the Libby, McNeal & Libby 
plant being constructed south of Blue Island, and to 
furnish water to such other persons, firms or corpora- 
tions now located or to become located along said loca- 
tion south of Blue Island as in his judgment may be 
done without affecting the water supply of the City 
of Chicago, provision in said authority to allow the 
city to discontinue the service upon proper notice. 



Yeas Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 

Ilijr, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized, in accordance with his request 
of November 1st, 1917 attached hereto, to extend the 
time of contract with A. Daigger & Company, dated 
April, 25th, for chemicals for a period up to December 
20th, 1917. 



Dept. of Health: 



Extension of Time on Contract for 
Chemicals. 



Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of extension of time for completion of contract for 
chemicals with A. Daigger & Company, deferred and 
published November 19, 1917, page 1459. 

The m^otion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 
The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



Municipal Shops: Purchase of Multi-trucks 
(Amendment). 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of amendment of an order passed October 22, 1917, 
authorizing purchase of two Barrett multi-trucks for 
the municipal shops, deferred and published November 
19, 1917, page 1459. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on October 22nd, 1917, and shown at page 1342 
of the council proceedings of that date, authorizing 
the purchase of two Barrett Multi-trucks, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows: By striking out 
of the fifth and sixth lines of said order the following 
words and figures "Two Hundred Twenty-five 
($225.00)" and inserting in lieu thereof ."Two Hun- 
dred-fifty ($250.00)". 



Fire Dept. 



Rebuilding of Combination Pumping Fire 
Engine. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 



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of robuilding of one combination pumping fire engine 
for ibe File Department, deferred and published No- 
v(Mnber ID, 1917, page 1459.' 



The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Ricliort moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewitb. 

Tbe motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
yea5_Cougblin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Ricbert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A*. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodbull, Block, 
Johnson, McNicbols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton' 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touby, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H-. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder,' 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm, J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea Fisher, Hazen, Toman, 
Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 67. 
Nays — Michaelson — 1. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with bis request of Novem- 
ber 12th, 1917 attached hereto, to send one combina- 
tion pumping fire engine, complete, to the Seagrave 
Company of Columbus, Ohio, to be dismantled and 
rebuilt, expense of same to be paid from appropria- 
tions to be made for the Fire Department in 1918. 



1713 North Springfield avenue, and 430 West 104th 
street, at a cost of $193.29 each, or $579.87 for the 
three buildings, isaid amount to apply as an extra on 
Its contract dated September 18, 1916, in the amount 
of $1230, for the installation of similar outfits in 
seven Fire Stations; and the City Comptroller and City 
Treasurer are hereby authorized and directed to ex- 
pend these amounts from the appropriations hereto- 
fore made for tbe erection of said three buildings. 



Sundry Fire Stations: Installation of Gasoline Storage 
and Pumping Equipment 

Aid. Ricbert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of installation of gasoline storage and pumping equip*- 
ment at sundry fire stations, deferred and published 
November 19, 1917, page 1459. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ricbert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 



J, H, Kelian: Refund of License Fee. 

Aid. Ricbert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on a claim of 
J. H. Kelian for a refund of license fee, deferred and 
published November 19, 1917, page 1459, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Ricbert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNicbols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touby, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steflfen, Wallace, Roeder. 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy! 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to J. H. Kelian 
the isum of Ten ($10.00) Dollars, being the amount 
paid in error for vehicle license No. 4291, and charge 
same to Account 22 U 5, appropriations 1917. 



The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: Kinzie St. Bridge: Lease of Site for Watchman's Shelter. 



Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNicbols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That tbe Commissioner of Public Works 
be and be is hereby authorized and directed, in ac- 
cordance with his request of November 13, 1917, to 
have tbe Chicago Steel Tank Co. furnish and install 
complete gasoline storage and pumping equipment in 
tbe new Fire Stations at 712 North Kedzie avenue. 



Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of lease of site for watchman's shelter at the west end 
of tbe Kinzie street bridge, deferred and published No- 
vember 19, 1917, page 1460, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNicbols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touby, Bpwler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy! 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm, J, 



November 26, 1917. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



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Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Koslner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public Works has 
requested that lease be entered into with the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company for period of five 
years covering parcel of ground containing 186 square 
feet, more or less, as a site for watchman's house at 
the Kinzie street bridge: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and hereby 
is authorized and directed to enter lease with the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company for 
period of five years commencing October 23, 1917, 
covering a parcel of ground approximately 186 square 
feet at the west end of the Kinzie Street Bridge, to be 
used as a site for watchman'>s house, at an annual ren- 
tal of $89.^8, to be paid out of the Comptroller's Gen- 
eral Rent Account 22-K. 



Municipal Shops: Employme»t of Additional Craneman. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideratioii of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the m.atter 
of employment of an additional craneman for the mu- 
nicipal shops, deferred and published November 19, 
1917, page 1460. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of November 5th, 1917 attached hereto, to 
employ one additional craneman at $3.60 per day, to 
be assigned to the Municipal Shops, wages of said em- 
ployee to be charged to capital account. 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted' therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to eniploy, in accordance 
with his request of November 16, 1917, attached hereto, 
and the City Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby 
authorized and directed to pay, one watchman at eighty 
dollars ($80.00) per month in lieu of one watchman 
at sixty dollars ($60.00) per month and charge the 
same to the Municipal Shops capital account. 



Municipal Shops: Employment of Watchman. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of employment of a watchman at the municipal shops 
at $80.00 per month, deferred and published November 
19, 1917, page 1460. 

The motion prevailed. 



Mayfair Pumping Station: Changes in Specifications for 
Boilers." 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of changes in specifications for boilers at the Mayfair 
pumping station, deferred and published November 19, 
1917, page 1460. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pa.ss the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, .Cullerton. 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of October 25, 1917, attached hereto, to in- 
crease contract dated November 27, 1915, with William 
A. Pope, which amounts to $127,640.00, for furnishing 
steam generating equipment for the Mayfair pumping 
station, in an amount of $1,829.00 for constructing 
curtain walls of No. 1 fire brick throughout the fur- 
naces of four boilers specified in the contract instead 
of a facing of No. 2 fire brick and common brick back- 
ing, and to construct the side walls of the combustion 



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cliambors with solid No. 1 fire brick from the floor up 
lo ;i line 15 foot above the floor in place of No. 1 fire 
brick facing and sewer brick backing in four furnaces. 
The cost of the -above additional work is to be charged 
against the Construction Division Capital Account re- 
imbursable from appropriation account 502x13. 



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Municipal Pier: Cancellation of Lease with Lehigh 
Valley Transportation Co. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of releasing the Lehigh Valley Transportation Com- 
pany from its tentative agreement for rental of dock 
space at the Municipal Pier, deferred and published 
November 19, 1917, page 1461. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order subriiitted therewith. 

' The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner,- Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Harbor Board be and it is hereby 
authorized to release the Lehigh Valley Transporta- 
tion Company from its tentative agreement for rental 
of dock space at Municipal Pier, as of November 1, 
1917, the government havihg taken over its fleet. 



Municipal Power Plant: Transfer of Funds for 
Operation of Plant. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on a request 
of the Commissioner of Public Works for a transfer 
of funds in appropriations, and for authority to op- 
erate the municipal power plant, deferred and pub- 
lished November 19, 1917, page 1.461. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilifjf, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowder, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCorrrjick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 



liink, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 

, urer be, and they are hereby authorized and directed 

to make the following transfer in appropriations for 

the year 1917, in accordance with the request of the 

Commissioner of Public Works attached hereto: 

From Account 502-Y-lO Storage Coal. .$30,000.00 
To an account for the operation of the 

Municipal Powers Station $30,000.00 

And it is' further ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be, and he is hereby authorized to ex- 
pend from this account, and the City Comptroller and 
the City Treasurer are authorized to pay for the em- 
ployment of not to exceed 

3 Third Asst. Operating Engineers @ $1,560.00 

3 Water Tenders @ 1,380.00 

3 Dynamo Tenders @ 1,200.00 

and for the services of Bridewell inmates and other 
services for plant operation, maintenance and repairs; 
and for the purchase of fuel, supplies and other neces- 
sary items for the operation of the Municipal Power 
Station for the balance of the year 1917. 

And it is Further Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works shall pro-rate the expense of opera- 
tion against the various divisions receiving service, 
and collect from them by warrants for collection, for 
the value of service given, and the amounts so col- 
lected shall be credited to the Water Fund. 



Municipal Reduction Plant: Transfers of Funds for 
Payment of Garbage-handlers. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on a request 
of the Coqamissioner of Public Works for transfers of 
funds in appropriations and for authority to use sal- 
vage for the payment of garbage-handlers at the mu- 
nicipal reduction plant, deferred and published No- 
vember 19, 1917, page 1461. 

The motion prevailed. 

v\.ld. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson» McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram; Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 



November 26, 1917. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



1545 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
bp and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of November 9th, 1917, to use the salvage 
in account 175-A-l, Bureau of Waste Disposal, for 
the payment of garbage handlers at the Municipal Re- 
duction Plant during the balance of the year, and the 
City Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby au- 
thorized to transfer $1,250.00 from account 175-A and 
$750.00 from account 175-A-4 to salaries and wages 
of the Municipal Reduction Plant, account 175-A-l. 

RoselaiMl Pumping Station: Purchase of Lot Adjoining 
Station. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed tb consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of purchase of a lot adjoining the Roseland pumping 
station, deferred and published November 19, 1917, 
page 1461. 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted, therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Ilift', Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonougti, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and hereby 
is authorized and directed to purchase for the sum of 
$600.00, Lot Thirteen (13) in Block Two (2) in Fern- 
wood Addition to Pullman, a subdivision of Lots Two 
(2), Seven (7), North half (N%) and North Eight (8) 
feet of South half (SVa) of Lot Ten (10) (Except the 
West Thirty-three (33) feet thereof), School Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of Section Sixteen (16), Township 
Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Fourteen (14) East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, 25 feet by 125 feet 
in size, vacant, located on the south side of 103rd 
street 50 feet east of Harvard avenue, subject to taxes 
and spe.cial assessments falling due after the year 1917. 
Said lot is required as additional ground for the 
Roseland Pumping Station and said purchase shall be 
charged to Account 502-V-lO. 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yea5_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, .McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68, 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
' Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with his 
request of November 7, 1917, to issue a voucher in 
favor of J. E. Russell & Co., in the amount of $325.94, 
for the cost of installing a house service pump with 
connections in Ward Building No. 3 of the Municipal 
Contagious Disease Hospital on emergency order; and 
the City Comptroller and City Treasurer are hereby 
authorized and directed to expend this amount from 
the appropriation ■ heretofore made under Account 
904x1 for the construction of additions to the Conta- 
gious Disease Hospital. 



Contagious Disease Hospital: Payment for Installation 
of Pump. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of tjie Committee on Finance in the matter 
of payment to J. E. Russell & Company for installation 
of pump at the Contagious Disease Hospital, deferred 
and published November 19, 1917, page 1462. 

The motion prevailed. 



Board of Local Improvements: Payment to Bureau of 
Sewers for Inspection Services Rendered. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of payment to the Bureau of Sewers by the Board of 
Local Improvements for inspection services rendered, 
deferred and published November 19, 1917, page 1462. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block. 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 
Nays — .None. 

The following is said order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements be 
and it is hereby authorized to reimburse the Bureau 
of Sewers for 70 Vs days inspection service rendered on 
extension of drains during the months of January, 
February and March, 1917, in connection with the 
widening of Twelfth street, and the Comptroller is 



II. 

■Mll':iil 



1546 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



November 2G, 1917. 



onlored to pay the same I'roni Account 50 Y IG, ap- 
propriations 1917. 



Street Uaihvay Companies: Authority to Charge Certain 
Expenditures to "Operation", 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of^hc Committee on Finance in the matter 
of a grant of authority to the street railway companies 
lo charge certain expenditures to "operation", de- 
foi-rod and published November 19, 1917, page 1462. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, . 
Iliir, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton," 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, StefTen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to approve of the following items 
as operating expenses in passing upon the accounts of 
the Surface Lines : 

1. Street car tickets for mothers and 

children to Lake front $ 250.00 

2. Red Cross Fund Donation -.10,000.00 

3. Y. M. C. A. Fund Donation ... 5,000.00 

4. Second Liberty Loan Campaign— 

for publicity 2,500.00 



Bureau of Streets: Payment for Truck. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of payment for a truck purchased for the Bureau of 
Streets, deferred and published November 19, 1917, 
page 1462. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— CoughHn, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Tliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A, 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R, H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 



Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm, J, 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen. 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into contract, 
without advertising and without the contractor fur- 
nishing the usual bond, with the Smith Motor Truck 
Corporation, for furnishing and delivering one (1) 
Smith Form-a-truck, according to specifications on 
file in the Department of Public Works, and the City 
Comptroller is hereby authorized to pay for same from 
appropriation 206 F-X-42, Bureau of Streets, amount 
not to exceed Seven Hundred ($700.00) Dollars. 



Bureau of Streets: Purchase of Truck. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance in the matter 
of purchase of a truck for the Bureau of Streets, de- 
ferred and published November 19, 1917, page 1463, 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to place said report on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



David Suffrin: Settlement of Suit Against the City, 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on a recom- 
mendation of the Department of Law for settlement of 
suit of David Suffrin aganist the City, deferred and 
published November 19, 1917, page 1463. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A, A, 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healj', 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H, 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm, J, 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None, 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That, the Corporation Counsel be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of November 1st, 1917, to allow a judg- 
ment to be taken against the City in the sum of Two 
Hundred ($200.00) Dollars in full settlement of Case 
No. 315161 Circuit Court of Cook County, being case 
of David Suffrin against the City of Chicago for dam- 
ages. 



November 26, 1917. UNFINISHED 

Transfers of Funds: Sundry Departments. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance -on sundry 
requests for transfers of funds in appropriations, de- 
ferred and published November 19, 1917, page 1463. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treas- 
urer be and they are hereby authorized and directed 
to make the following transfers in appropriations for 
the year 1917, in accordance with the several requests 
of the heads of the departments attached hereto : 

CITY COLLECTOR 

From Account 24 E, Repairs, etc. $ 50.00 

From Account 24 S, Personal serv- 
ices 50.00 

From Account 24 A 3, Salaries, etc. 1500.00 
From Account 24 T, Impersonal 

services 100.00 

To Account 70 G, 24, Furni- 
ture, etc $ 100.00 

To Account 70 H 24, Print- 
ing, etc 1500.00 

To Account 24 I, Advertising 100.00 

DEPARTMENT OP POLICE. 

From Account 30 A 3, Salaries and 

wages 4500.00 

To Account 30 F, Apparatus, 

etc 4500.00 

From Account 30 E, Repairs, etc. 4000.00 
To Accoutit 30 F, Apparatus, 

etc. 1500.00 

To Account 70 H 30, Print- 
ing, etc 1500.00 

* To Account 30 T, Impersonal 

services 1000.00 

From Account 30 A 2, Salaries and 
wages 3000.00 

From Account 30 A 7, Salaries and 

wages 2000.00 



BUSINESS. 

From Account 30 A 14, Salaries and 

wages - . 200.00 

To Account 30 A 19, Salaries 
and wages 

To Account 30 A 5, Salaries 
and wages 

MUNICIPAL COURT. 

From Account 31 G, Furniture, 

etc 50.00 

From Account 31 H, Printing, etc. 200.00 

From Account 31 J, Transporta- 
tion 50.00 

From Account 31 S, Personal serv- 

vices 100.00 

From Account 31 G 2, Furniture, 

etc 500.00 

To Account 31 H 10, Print- 
ing, etc 

To Account 31 T, Imper- 
sonal services 

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS. 

From Account 36 E, Repairs, etc. 175.00 

From Account 36 S, Personal serv- 
ices 300.00 

From' Account 70 G 36, Furniture, 

etc 50.00 

To Account 70 H 36, Print- 
ing, etc 

To Account 36 C, Supplies.. 

DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

From Account 41 N, Forage, etc.. . - 200.00 
From Account 41 E, Repairs, etc.. . 100.00 
To Account 41 A, Salaries 
and wages 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

From Account 50 A 2, Salaries and 
wages 2116.00 

From Account 50 A 5, Salaries and 
wages 500.00 

From Account 50 A 11, Salaries and 

wages 289.00 

To Account 50 A 12, Salaries 

and wages i, 

To Account 50 A 13, Salaries 
and wages 

From Account 70 G 50, Furniture, 

etc 50.00 

To Account 50 E, Repairs, 
etc 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Bureau of Maps and Plats. 

From Account 103 T 1, Sanborn 
Atlases ^ 50.00 

To Account 103 C, Supplies 



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5000.00 
200.00 



800.00 
100.00 



475.00 
50.00 



300.00 



2125.00 
780.00 

50.00 



50.06 




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Bureau of Streets. 

From Account 201 X 42, Mainten- 
ance ward yards, etc 4000.00 

From Account 205 Y 40, Removal of 
buildings, etc 1000.00 

From Account 205 Y 43, Devon 

avenue subway 2000.00 

From Account 205 Y 44, Improve- 
ment East Randolph street,.'... 3000.00 

To Account 208 Y 15, Emer- 
gency 

To Account 208 Y 17, Emer- 
gency 

To Account 208 Y 19, Emer- 
gency ....;... 

To Account 203 A 50, La- 
bor — ^dumps 

To Account 204 D 50, Ma- 
terial 

From Account 207 Y 21, Snow re- 
moval 2500.00 

To Account 208 Y 21, Emer- 
gency 

From Account 202 A 22, Salaries 

and wages 3764.20 

From Account 205 D 22, Material 25.00 

From Account 207 Y 22, Snow re- 
moval 1947.73 

To Account 208 Y 22, Emer- 
gency •■ . 

From Account 202 A 31, Salaries 

and wages 1500.00 

From Account 202 W 31, Tools, etc. 355,85 
To Account 208 Y 31, Emer-' 
gency 

From Account 201 D, Material 14.00 

From Account 201 E, Repairs, etc 40.00 

From Account 201 T, Impersonal 

services 100.00 

From Account 201 C 30, Supplies. . 50.00 

From Account 205 Y 43, Devon 

avenue subway 500.00 

To Account 70 H 200, Print- 
ing 

From Account 202 A 34, Salaries 

and wages 1600.00 

To Account 208 Y 34, Emer- 
. gency 

From Account 202 A 26, Salaries 

and wages 1000.00 

From Account 202 B 26, Hire of 
teams, etc 200.00 

From Account 205 D 26, Material. . 120.00 
Tq Account 208 Y 26, Emer- 
gency 

From Account 206 F X 42, Pur- 
chase of auto trucks. 7500.00 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. November 26, 1917. 

From Account 206 F X 43, Pur- 
chase of rollers 100.00 

From Account 206 X 40, Asphalt 
plant 600.00 

From Account 206 F X 44, Travel- 
ing derrick 6000.00 

From Account 206 Y 60, Unpaid 

bills 7977.00 

To Account 206 Y 1, Ward 

service 5000.00 

To Account 206 Y 3, Ward 

2100.00 service 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 9, Ward 

1500.00 service 400.00 

To Account 206 Y 11, Ward 

2200.00 service 100.00 

To Account 206 Y 13, Ward 

2100.00 service 100.00 

To Account 206 Y 14, Ward 

2100.00 service 400.00 

To Account 206 Y 15, Ward 

service 200.00 

To Account 206 Y 18, Ward 

2500.00 service 1000.00 

To Account 206 Y 21, Ward 

service 1000.00 

To Account 206 Y 22, Ward 

service 100.00 

To Account 206 Y 26, Ward 

service 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 27, Ward 

5736.93 service 1500.00 

To Account 206 Y 31, Ward 

service 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 32, Ward 

service 500.00 

1855 85 To Account 206 Y 35, Ward 

service 2500.00 

To Account 70 H 206, Print- 
ing, etc 500.00 

To Account 206 Y 40, Main- 
tenance of equipment, etc. 5000.00 
To Acco-unt 206 Y 42, Re- 
pairing and improving 
streets, etc 2377.00 

BUREAU OF ENGINEERING. 

From Account 502 X 19, Springfield 
Ave. Boiler Plant 12000.00 

To Account 501 Y 10, For 

payment of Construction 

1600.00 j)jy_ Employes in service 

of U. S.. 12000.00 

DEPARTMENT OP GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 

- From Account 980 X 8, Northwest 

Sub-Station District 32000.00 

To Account 980 X 1, R. A. 
1320.00 Waller District 17000.00 

To Account 980 X 5, Waban- 

sia District ^ 15000.00 



November 26, 1917. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



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Bureau of Parks, Public Playgrounds and Bathing 

Beaches: Exchange of Seedling Trees for 

Honeysuckles. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of tlie Committee on Finance in tlie matter 
of exchange by the Bureau of Parks, Public Play- 
grounds and Bathing Beaches of seedling trees for 
honeysuckles, deferred and published November 19, 
1917, page 1465. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, AVm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

■The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to exchange with Leesley 
Bros., one thousand (1,000) honeysuckles, 4 to 5 feet, 
for six thousand (6,000) seedling frees, with the under- 
standing that the labor and expense of digging and 
delivering both the honeysuckles and seedling trees 
shall be borne by Leesley Bros. 



Dept. of Police: Authority to Fill Vacancies. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Finance on sundry 
requests for authority to'fiU positions made vacant by 
City employes being called for military service, de- 
ferred and published November 19, 1917, page 1465. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the order submitted therewith, authorizing the 
General Superintendent of Police to employ two junior 
clerks to fill vacancies. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliflf, Richert, Hickey, .Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen,' 
Toman, Kostner, Thos, J. Lynch, Clark — 68. • 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 



Ordered, That the General Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby authorized to employ two Junior 
Clerks, to be paid from salvage in appropriations for 
clerical help in the Mechanical Inspection Bureau, at 
the rate of not to exceed $70.00 per month each, to fill 
vacancies caused by absentees on military duty. 



Dept. of Health: Authority to Fill Vacancy. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the order submitted with 
said report, authorizing the Commissioner of Health 
to employ one quarantine ofiicer to fill vacancy. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
tliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, . Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health be and he 
is hereby authorized to employ one quarantine officer 
in the Division of Medical Inspection to fill vacancy 
caused by leave of absence to present incumbent on 
account of military service. ^ 



Commission on Downtown Municipal Improvements: 
Authority to Fill Vacancy. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the order submitted with 
said report, authorizing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to employ one junior engineer for the Commis- 
sion on Downtown Municipal Improvements to fill va- 
cancy. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz,, 
Hiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelsoij, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to employ one Junior 
Engineer to fill position made vacant under the Com- 
mission on Downtown Mnnicipal Improvements be- 
cause of leave of absence granted to former incumbent 
for military service. 



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Bureau of City Hall: Authority to Fill Vacancies. 

Aid. Ric'hci't moved to pass the order submitted with 
said report, authorizing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to fill vacancies in the Bureau of City Hall. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
IlifT, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton. 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be 
and he is hereby authorized to fill vacancies in the 
Bureau of City Hall caused by military leave of one 
elevator operator and one coal passer. 



Public-Passenger Vehicle Stands: Changes in Locations, 

Etc. 

Aid. Capitain moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Local Transportation in 
the matter of changes in locations of piiblic-passenger 
stands and creation of additional stands, deferred and 
published November 19, 4917, page 1466. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the ordinance submitted therewith [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 794]. 

Aid. Coughlin moved to recommit said report to the 
Committee on Local Transportation. 

Aid. Kostner moved to amend said motion by striking 
out the words "recommit said report to the Committee 
on Local Transportation", and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the words "refer said report to the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys". 

Aid. Toman moved to lay on the table the motion to 
amend. 

The motion to lay on the table prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas—Riobert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 
A. A. McCormick, Kimball, Klaus, CuUerton, Novak. 
Kerner, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Littler, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 35. 

j^ays — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Fetzer, Woodhull, Block, Jobnson, McNichols, 
Krumdick, Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kennedy, Adamowski, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Kostner — 32. 

The question being put on the motion to recommit, 
the motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
llilT, Kimball, Fetzer, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, Mc- 
Nichols, Krumdick, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, 
Rodriguez, Kaindl, Walker, R. H. McCormick, Bauler, 
Ellison, Roeder, Link, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Kostner, Clark — 40. 

Nays — Hickey, Doyle, iMcDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Klaus, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner, Kunz, 
Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Pow- 
ers, Franz, Fick, Steffen, Wallace, Capitaitt, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch — 26. 



California Ice & Coal Co.: Switch Track. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to consideration of bho 
report of the Committee on Local Industries on an or- 
dinance granting permission and authority to the Cali- 
fornia Ice & Coal Company to maintain and use a rail- 
road switch track across the intersection of West 32nd 
street and South Central Park avenue, deferred and 
published November 19', 1917, page 1473. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance, with compensation of $100.00 per 
annum, as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 792]. 

After debate Aid. Kostner moved to defer further 
consideration of said report until the next succeeding 
regular meeting. 

The motion to defer prevailed. 



Johnston City Coal Co.: Switch Track. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Local Industries on an or- 
dinance granting permission and authority to the John- 
ston City Coal Company to maintain and use a rail- 
road switch track along and across alleys north of West 
'69th street, east of South Irving avertue, deferred and 
published November 19, 1917, page 1473. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance, with coilnpensation of $50.00 per 
annum, as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 792]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle,- McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuH, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, .Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



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Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the Johnston 
City Coal Company, a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to maintain and use as now constructed a single 
railroad sw^itch. track beginning at a point on the south 
line of the first east-and-west sixteen-foot public alley 
north of West 69th street approximately one hundred 
forty-two (142) feet east of the east line of South Irving 
avenue; thence running in a northwesterly direction 
on a curve across said alley and along the first sixteen- 
foot north-and-south public alley east of South Irving 
avenue to a point on the west line of said north-and- 
south sixteen-foot public alley approximately twenty- 
five (25) feet north of the north line of the east-and- 
west sixteen-foot alley first above described; as shown 
in red upon blue print hereto attached which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine twenty (20) years 
from and after June 24, 1917, and this ordinance shall 
at any time before the expiration thereof be subject to 
modification, amendment or repeal without the consent 
of the grantee herein, and in case of repeal all the 
privileges hereby granted shall thereupon cease and 
determine. In the event of the termination of the 
authority or privileges hereby granted by the repeal 
of this ordinance, the grantee by the filing of the 
written acceptance hereinafter mentioned, shall be 
understood as consenting that the city shall retain all 
money it shall have previously received from said 
grantee under the provisions of this ordinance, said 
money to be considered and treated as compensation 
for the authority, permisison and privileges enjoyed 
from the date of the passage of this ordinance until 
such repeal. \ 

By the filing of the written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance hereinafter provided for, said •grantee hereby 
agrees to elevate at its own expense and without any 
expense, damage or liability to the City of Chicago of 
any kind whatsoever, the switch track herein author- 
ized, upon notice so to do from the Commissioner of 
Public Works, or failing so to do, shall within sixty 
(60) days after being notified to that effect by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, remove the switch track 
herein referred to. Said switch track, if elevated, shall 
be elevated under the direction and supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and the construction and material used in the 
elevation of said switch track shall be of the same 
character as that used in the construction of the main 
tracks with which said track connects. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein shall keep such portion of said alleys 
as are occupied by said switch track in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner of Public Works. At 
the termination of the rights and privileges herein 
granted, by expiration of lime or otherwise, the said 
grantee shall forthwith restore such portion of said 
alleys occupied by said switch track to a condition 
safe for public travel, similar tp the remaining portion 
of said alleys in the same block, to ,the satisfaction and 



approval of the Commissioner of Public Works. If said 
grantee shall fail to restore said alleys at the termina- 
tion of said privileges, then the work shall be done by 
the City of Chicago, and the cost and expense of doing 
such work shall be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and maintenance of the 
switch track herein provided for shall be subject to all 
existing ordinances of the City of Chicago now in force 
or which may hereafter be in force relating to the use 
and operation of switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance thereof shall be 
under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Ctiicago, as compensation for said switch track, 
the sum of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per annum, payable 
annually in advance, the first payment to be made as 
of the date of June 24, 1917, and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter, provided that if default is 
made in the payment of any of the installmients of 
compensation herein provided for, the privileges herein 
granted may be immediately revoked by the Mayor, or 
this ordinance may be repealed by the City Council 
under the powers reserved in section two (2) hereof, 
and thereupon this ordinance shall become null and 
void. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under and by 
virtue of the authority herein granted, said grantee 
shall execute a bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of all and singu- 
lar the conditions and provisions of this ordinance; 
and conditioned further to indemnify, keep and save 
harmless the City of Chicago against, all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and expenses which may in 
any wise come against said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from said City from 
or by reason or on account of the passage of this or- 
dinance, or from or by reason or on account of any act 
or thing done by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept in full force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage, provided that a writ- 
ten acceptance of this ordinance and the bond herein- 
above provided for shall be filed with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the passage of this or- 
dinance. 



Aid. Fi§j.ier presented a petition containing frontage 
consents of adjoining property-owners to the mainten- 
ance and operation of the switch track authorized by 
the foregoing ordinance, which was, together with a 
verification report from the Superintendent of Maps 
thereon, ordered 

Placed on file. 

Said report contained the following summary : 



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RECAPITULATION. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage Gl.OO 

Majority of which is 30.51 

Total frontage — 

Signed 61.00 

Rejected 0.00 

I 

Verified 61.00 61.00 

Surplus 30.49 



Joseph T. Ryerson & Son: Switch Track. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Local Industries on an or- 
dinance granting permission and authority to Joseph T. 
Ryerson & Son to maintain and use a railroad switch 
track across West 15th street, east of South Rockwell 
street, deferred and published November 19, 1917, page 
1473. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance, with compensation of $100.00 per 
annum, as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 792]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hicke.y, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H, 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the 'same are hereby given and granted to Joseph T. 
Ryerson & Son, a corporation, its successors and as- 
signs, to maintain and use as now constructed, a sin- 
gle railroad switch track across West 15th street at a 
point approximately four hundred eighty-five (485) 
feet east of the east line of South Rockwell street, as 
shown in red upon blue print hereto attached which 
for greater certainty is hereby made a part of this - 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine twenty (20) years 
from and after October 21, 1917, and this ordinance 
shall at any time before the expiration thereof be sub- 
ject to modification, amendment or repeal without the 
consent of the grantee herein, and in case of repeal all 
the privileges hereby granted shall thereupon cease 
and determine. In the event of the termination of the 



authority or privileges hereby granted by the repeal 
of this ordinance, the grantee by the filing of the writ- 
ten acceptance hereinafter mentioned, shall be under- 
stood as consenting that the city shall retain all money 
it shall have previously received from said grantee 
under the provisions of this ordinance, said money to 
be considered and treated as compensation for the au- 
thorityy permission and privileges enjoyed from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance until such re- 
peal. 

By the filing of the written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance hereinafter provided for, said grantee hereby 
agrees to elevate at its own expense and without any 
expense, damage or liability to the City of Chicago of 
any kind whatsoever, the switch track herein au- 
thorized, upon notice so to do from the Commissioner 
of Public Works,^ or failing so to do, shall within sixty 
(60) days after being notified to that effect by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, remove the switch 
track herein- referred to. Said switch track, if elevated, , 
shall be elevated under the direction and supervision 
and to the satisfaction- of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and the construction and material oised in the 
elevation of said switch track shall be of the same 
character as that used in the construction of the main 
tracks with which said track connects. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein' shall keep such portion of said street 
as is occupied by said switch track in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel, to the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of the rights and privi- 
leges herein granted, by expiration of time or other- 
wise, the said grantee shall forthwith restore such 
portion of said street occupied by said switch track 
to a condition safe for public travel, similar to the 
remaining portion of said street in the «ame block, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. If said grantee shall fail to restore said 
street at the termination of said privileges, then the 
work shall be done by the City of Chicago, and the 
cost and expense of doing such work shall be paid by 
the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and maintenance of the 
switch track herein provided for shall be subject to 
all existing ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in force relating to 
the use and operation of switch tracks and railroad 
tracks, and the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee agrees lo pay to the 
City of Chicago, as compensation for said switch track, 
the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per annum, 
payable annually in advance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of October 21, 1917, and each suc- 
ceeding payment annually thereafter, provided that if 
default is made in the payment of any of the install- 
ments of compensation herein provided for, the 'privi- 
leges herein granted may be immediately revoked by 
the Mayor, or this ordinance may be repealed by the 
City Council under the powers reserved in Section two 
(2) hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become 
null and void. 



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Section 6. Before doing any work under and by 
virtue of the authority herein granted, said grantee 
shall execute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of all 
and singular Ihe conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance; and conditioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said city in con- 
sequence of the granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason or on account of the pais- 
sage of this ordinance, or from or by reason or on ac- 
count of any act or thing done by the grantee herein 
by virtue of the authority herein granted. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon shall be kept 
in full force throughout the life of this ordinance, and 
if at any time during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after . its passage, provided that a 
wTitten acceptance of this ordinance and the bond 
hereinabove provided for shall be filed with the City 
Clerk within sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance. 



Vacation of S. Albany Av.: between W. 28th St. and 
Illinois Northern R. R.; and Adjacent Alley. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Local Industries on an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation of part of South 
Albany avenue between West 28th street and Illinois 
Northern R. R., and the north-and-south alley in the 
block bounded by South Albany avenue. West 28th 
street and the Illinois Northern Railroad, (James H. 
Rhodes & Company, beneficiary), deferred and pub- 
lished November 19, 1917, page 1 i74. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance; with compensation of $3,220.40, as 
. fixed-^by the Committee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No.- 79,2]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of South Albany ave- 
nue east of and adjoining the east line of block eleven 
(11), and west of and adjoining the west line of block 
thirteen (13), (except the souUi thirty-three (33) feet 
thereof); also all of tbe north and south sixteen (16) 
foot public alley in said block eleven (11), all in 
Superior Court Commissioners' Partition of the west 
half (W. %), southwest quarter (S. W. %), Section 
twenty-five (25), Township thirty^nine (39) North, 
Range thirteen (13), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian; said part of said street being further de- 
scribed as all that part of South Albany avenue lying 
between the southeasterly line of the right of way of 
the Illinois Northern Railroad and the north line of 
West 28th street; and said alley being further described 
as all of the north-and-south public alley in the block 
bounded by the right of way of the Illinois Northern 
Railroad, West 28th street and South Albany avenue, 
as colored in red and indicated by the words "to be 
vacated" on the plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance; be and the same are hereby vacated and closed, 
inasmuch as same are no longer required for public use 
and the public interests will be subserved by such 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein provided for is made 
upon the express condition that within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance, James H. iRhodes & 
Company shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum of 
thirty-two hundred twenty and 40/lOOths ($3,220.40) 
dollars towards a fund for the payment and satisfaction 
of any and all claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacation of said part of said street and alley; 
provided, that if said sum is not sufficient to pay any 
damages occasioned by the passage of this ordinance, 
said James H. Rhodes & Company shall not be liable 
to pay to the City of Chicago any further sum, and if 
the damages occasioned by the passage hereof do not 
amount to the sum above provided to be paid by said 
Xames H. Rhodes & Company, the City of Chicago shall 
not be liable to repay to said James H. Rhodes & Com- 
pany any portion of said thirty-two hundred twenty and 
40/lOOths ($3,220.40) dollars; and further shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of this ordinance, 
deposit in the city treasury of the City of Chicago a 
sum sufficient to defray all cost of constructing side- 
walk and curb across the entrances to the part of the 
street and alley herein vacated, similar to the sidewalk 
and curbihg in West 28th street, between South Albany 
avenue and South Troy street. The precise amount 
of the sum so deposited shall be ascertained by the 
Commissioner of Public Works after such investiga- 
tion as is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, provided said grantee 
shall within sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance file for record in the office of tihe Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy of 
this ordinance. 



Aid. Fisher presented a petition containing frontage 
consent of an adjoining property-owner to the vacation 



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pi'ovidod for in the foregoing oi'diiianpc, wliich was 
oi'derod 

Piacod on lilc. 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bounded by Armitage Av., 
N. Avers Av., Cortland St. and N. Hamlin Av. 

Aid. Fisiier moved to proceed to consideration of the 
I'eport of the Committee on Local Industries on an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation of an alley in the 
block bounded by Armitage aveime, Nortli Avers ave- 
nue, Coi'tiand street and North Hamlin avenue, in Block 
I, Breidt's Subdivision, S. W. %, Section 35-40-13 
(Rosenwald & Weil, beneficiary), deferred and pub- 
lished November 19, 1917, page 1474. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute ordinance submitted therewith, 
with compensation of $2,857.20, as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in Pamphlet No. 
792]. , 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, MeDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



damages occasioned by the passage of this ordinance, 
said Rosenwald & Weil shall not be liable to pay to the 
City of Chicago any further sum, and if the damages 
occasioned by the passage hereof do not amount to the 
sum above provided to be paid by said Rosenwald & 
Weil, the City of Chicago shall not be liable to repay to 
said Rosenwald & Weil any portion of said two thousand 
eight hundred fifty-seven and 20/lOOths ($2,857.20) dol- 
lars; and further shall within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance, deposit in the city treasury of 
the City of Chicago a sum sufficient to defray all cost of 
constructing sidewalk and curb across the entrances to 
the alley herein vacated, similar to the sidewalk and 
curbing in Armitage avenue and Cortland street, be- 
tween North Hamlin avenue and North Avers avenue. 
The precise amount of the sum so deposited shall be 
ascertained by the Commissioner of Public Works 
after such investigation as is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, provided said gran- 
tees shall, within sixty (60) days after 'the passage of 
this ordinance, file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance. 



by the City Council of the City of 



Be it ordained 
Chicago: 

Section. 1. That all of the north and ^outh sixteen 
(16) foot public alley in block one (1), Breidt's Subdi- 
vision of east half (E. 1/2), north half (N. V2), west 
half (W. 1/2), southwest quarter (S. W. %), Section 
thirty-five (35), Township forty (40) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third Principal Meridian; 
said alley being further described as all of the north 
and south public alley in the block bounded by Armitage 
avenue, Cortland street, North Hamlin avenue and 
North Avers avenue, as colored in red and indicated by 
the words "to be vacated" on the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of 'this ordinance; be and the same is hereby vacated 
and closed, inasmuch as same is no longer required for 
public use and the public interests will be subserved 
by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein provided for is made 
upon the express condition that within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance, Rosenwald & Weil 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum of two 
thousand eight hundred fifty-seven and 20/lOOths 
($2,857.20) dollar^ towards a fund for the payment 
and satisfaction of any and all claims for damages 
which may arise from the vacation of said alley; pro- 
vided, that if said sum is not sufficient to pay any 



Vacation of Alleys: in Block Bounded by Avenue N, E. 
98th St., E. 97th St. and Chicago Short Line By. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Local Industries on an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation of a portion of East 
97th street, west of Avenue N, and alleys in the block 
bounded by Avenue N, East 98th street, East 97th street 
and Chicago Short Line Railroad, in Taylor's Second 
Addition to South iChicago, a subdivision of S. W. frac. 
%, Fractional Section 5-37-15 (Chicago Short Line 
Railway, beneficiary) , deferred an^' published November 
19, 1917, page 1474. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. .Fisher moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute ordinance submitted therewith, with 
compensation, of $3,728.00, as fixed by' the Committee 
on Compensation [printed in Pamphlet No. 792]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uifl", Richert, Hickey, Doyle, MeDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Bo'wler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McCor- 
mick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Adamowski, 
Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Pegram, 
Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Kostner, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 67! 

Nays — Novak — 1. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it ordained 
Chicago: 



by the City Council of the City of 



Section 1. That all of the public alleys in block 
thirteen (13), in Subdivision of lots three (3) to flf- 



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,leen (15), inclusive, and lot forty (40), in block three 
(3), lot twenty-five (25) in block twelve (12), all of 
block thirteen (13), in Taylor's 2nd Addition to South 
Chicago, a Subdivision of the southwest fractional 
quarter of fractional Section five (5) south of Indian 
Boundary Line, Townhip thirty-seven (37) North, 
Range fifteen (15), east of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian; said alleys being further described as all of the 
public alleys in the block bounded by East 97th street. 
East 98th street, Avenue N and the right of way of 
Chicago Short Line Ry., as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "to be vacated" on the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater certainty is hereby made 
a part of this oi'dinance; be and the same are hereby 
vacated and closed, inasmuch as same are no longer 
required for public use and the public interests will bo 
subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein provided for is 
made upon the express condition that within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordinance, the Chicago 
Short Line Railway shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of thirty-seven hundred twenty-eight 
($3,728.00) dollars toward a fund for the payment and 
satisfaction of any and all claims for damages which 
may arise from the vacation of said alleys; provided, 
that if said sum is not sufficient to pay any damages 
occasioned by the passage of this ordinance, said Chi- 
cago Short Line Railway shall not be liable to pay to 
the City of Chicago any further sum, and if the dam- 
ages occasioned by the passage hereof do not amount 
to the sum above provided to be paid by said Chicago 
Short Line Railway, the City of Chicago shall not be 
liable to repay to said Chicago Short Line Railway any 
portion of said thirty-seven hundred twenty-eight 
($3,728.00) dollars; and further shall within sixty (601 
days after the passage of this ordinance, deposit in the 
city treasury of the City of Chicago a sum sufficient to 
defray all cost of constructing sidewalk and curb across 
the entrances to the alleys herein vacated, similar to 
the sidewalk and curbing in Avenue N, between East 
97th street and East 98th street, and in East 97th 
street, between Avenue N and the right of way of 
Chicago Short Line Railway. The precise amount of 
the sum so deposited hall be ascertained by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works after such investigation as 
is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, provided said grantee 
shall within sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, file for record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy of 
this ordinance. 



Aid. R..H. MicCofmick moved to recommit said report, 
The motion prevailed. 



Siibsidevvalk Space in District Bounded by Chicago 

River, 22nd St. and Lake Michigan: Prohibition 

against Issuance of Permits for Filling. 

Aid. R. H. MciCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Streets arid 
Alleys on an order prohibiting issuance of permits for 
the filling of subsidewalk space with cinders or other 
matei'ial in the district bounded by the Chicago River, 
22nd street and Lake Michigan, deferred and published 
October 22, 1917, page 1314. 

The motion prevailed. 



R. R. Donnelly & Sons Co.: Vault under Alley. 

Aid. IR. H. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
on an ordinance granting permission and authority to 
R. R. Donnelly & Sons Company to excavate for, main- 
tain and use a vault under the surface of alley adjoin- 
ing premises known as 2101-35 Calumet ^venu§, de- 
ferred and published November 19, 1917, page 1475. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. R. H. MciCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation of 
$62.41 per annum, as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [printed in Pamphlet No. 793]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea^— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDbnough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostnei', Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to R. R. Don- 
nel-ly & Sons Company, a corporation, its successors 
and assigns, to excavate for, maintain and use a vault 
under the northwesterly-southeasterly thirty-foot pub- 
lic alley lying east of Calumet avenue in the rear 
of the premises known as 2101-2135 Calumet avenue, 
together with the necessary openings in the surface of 
the alley over same; said vault not to exceed seventy- 
six (76j feet in length on the westerly side of said 
alley and eighty-three (83) feet in length on the east- 
erly side thereof; twenty-six (26) feet six (6) inches 
in'width and ten (10) feet in depth, inside dimensions; 
the location of said vault to be substantially as shown 
upon blue print hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall ceqise and determine ten (10) years from 
and after July 24, 1917, or may be revoked at any time 
prior thereto by the Mayor in his discretion without 
the consent of the grantee herein named. This ordi- 
nance shall also be subject to amendment, modification 
or repeal at any time without the consent of the said 
grantee, and in case of such repeal all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease and determine. 
In the event of the termination, revocation, amend- 
ment or modification of the authority or privileges 
herein granted, by lapse of time, the exercise of the 



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Mayor's discretion, or Ll>e exercise by Ihc Cil.y Council 
of the powers above reserved, the grantee, by the filing 
of the written acceptance hereinafter provided for, 
shall be understood as consenting that the City shall 
retain all money it shall have previously received un- 
der the provisions of this ordinance from said granted, 
said money to be considered and treated as compensa- 
tion for the authority, permission and privileges en- 
joyed from th.e date of the passage of this ordinance 
until such action by the Mayor or City Council, as the 
case may be. 

Segion 3. At the expiration of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or otherwise, the vault herein 
authorized shall be filled up, unless the privileges 
herein granted shall be renewed. If said vault is so 
filled up, the alley wh^re the same shall have been 
located shall be restored to a condition similar to the 
balance of the alley in the same block, to the satisfac- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works, at the sole 
expense of the grantee herein, without cost or expense 
of any kind w-hatsoever to the City of Chicago; pro- 
vided, that in the event said grantee shall refuse or 
neglect to fill up said alley when ordered to do so, 
said work shall be done by the City of Chicago and the 
cost thereof charged to the grantee herein. Said 
grantee shall do no permanent injury to said alley or 
in any manner interfere with any public cable, wire, 
pipe or conduit therein, and shall not open or incum- 
ber more of said alley than shall be necessary to enable 
it to proceed with advantage in excavating said vault. 
No permit shall be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the construction of said vault until plans 
and specifications of the completed structure shall have 
first been submitted to and approved by the said Com- 
missioner of Public Works. A copy of said plans sh^ll 
at all times remain on file in the office of the said Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said' grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago, as compensation for said vault, the 
sum of sixty-two and forty-one one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($62.41) per annum, payable annually in advance, 
the first payment to be made as of the date of July 24, 
1917, and each succeeding payment annually there- 
after; provided, that if default is made in the payment 
of any of the installments of compensation herein pro- 
vided for, the privileges herein granted may be imme- 
diately terminated under any one of the powers re- 
served to the Mayor or Citj^Council by Section two (2) 
hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become null 
and void. 

Section 5. No work shall be done under the author- 
ity of this ordinance until a permit authorizing same 
shall have been issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until the grantee 
herein shall execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,OiOO.OO), with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful observance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any way come against said City in con- 
sequence of the granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City from or by reason or' on account of any act 



or thing done by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at any time during 
thQ life of this ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force, then the privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided the said grantee shall file its written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided 
for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage thereof. 



Arthur Gourley: Rope and Metal Pipe acrovss Alloy. 

Aid. R. H. McGormick moved to proceed (o considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys on an ordinance granting permission and au- 
thority to Arthur Gourley to maintain and use a rope 
across the first north-and-south alley west of South 
Western avenue, south of West 25th street, and to 
maintain a metal pipe across said alley, deferred and 
published November 19, 1917, page 1475. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. R. H. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation of 
$35.00 per annum, as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [printed in Pamphlet No. 793]. 

The motionprevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
.Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Stelfen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, J^ong, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. ' 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to Arthur 
Gourley, his heirs, executors and assigns, to maintain 
and use as now constructed a rope across the first 
north-and-south public alley west of South Western 
avenue at a point approximately two hundred seventy 
(270) feet south of the south line of West 25th street; 
said rope to be used for the purpose of transmitting 
power between the premises of the grantee situated on 
both sides of the alley at that point. Also to maintain 
and use as now constructed a metal pipe not exceeding 
three (3) feet in diameter across said alley at a point 
approximately two hundred eighty-five (285) feet 
south of the south line of West 25th street for the 
purpose of transmitting shavings betw'een the factory 
and the engine room of the grantee situated on both 
sides of the alley. 



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Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted sh'all cease and determine ten (10) years from 
and after March 4, 1917, or may be revoked at any 
time prior thereto by the Mayor in his discretion with- 
out the consent of the grantee herein named. This 
ordinance shall also be subject to amendment, modifi- 
cation or repeal at any time without the consent of 
the said grantee, and in case of such repeal all the 
privileges herein .granted shall thereupon cease and 
determine. In the event of the terminalion, revoca- 
tion, amendment or modification of the authority or 
privileges herein granted, by lapse of time, the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise by 
the, City Council of the powers above reserved,- the 
grantee, by the filing of the written acceptance herein- 
after provided for, shall be understood as consenting 
that the City shall retain all money it shall have pre- 
viously received under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance from said grantee, said money to be considered 
and treated as compensation for the authority, per- 
mission ^nd privileges enjoyed from the date of the 
passage of this ordinance until such action by the 
Mayor or City Council, as the case may be. 

In case of the termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time, the exercise of the Mayor's 
discretion, or otherwise, said grantee, his executors or 
assigns, shall remove said rope and pipe without cost 
or expense of any kind whatsoever to the City of Chi- 
cago; provided, that in the event of the failure, neg- 
lect or refusal on the part of said grantee, his heirs, 
executors or assigns to remove said rope and pipe 
when directed so to do, the City of Chicago may pro- 
ceed to do said work and charge the expense -thereof to 
said grantee. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the privileges here- 
in granted, the rope and pipe herein authorized shall 
be removed by said grantee, unless this ordinance shall 
be renewed. No permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to proceed in and about the construction of said 
rope and pipe until plans and specifications of the 
completed structure shall first have been submitted to 
and approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said rope and pipe, 
the sum of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per annum, pay- 
able annually in advance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of March 4, 1917, and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter; provided, that if default 
is made in the payment of any of the installments of 
compensation herein provided for, the privileges here- 
in granted may be immediately terminated under any 
one of the powers reserved to the Mayor or City Coun- 
cil by Section two (2) hereof, and thereupon this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void. 

Section 5. Before doing any work under or by vir- 
tue of the authority herein granted, said grantee shall 
execute to the City ' of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,- 
000.00), with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the conditions and provi- 
sions of this ordinance, and conditioned further to 
indemnify, keep and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liability, judgments, costs, damages and ex- 
penses which may in any way come against said City 



in consequence of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city from or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereon shall be kept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance, such bond shall not be in full 
lorce and effect, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage; provided, the said 
grantee files his written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove provided for with the City 
Clerk within sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance. 



Vacation of Alleys: in the Block Bounded by N. Clare- 
mont, Devon, Roseniont and N. Western Aves. 

Aid. IR. H. McCormick moved to proceed to considera- 
tion of the report of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys on an ordinance providing for the vacation of all 
the east-and-west alleys in the block bounded by North 
Claremont, Devon, Rosemont and North Western 
avenues, in Block 5, Wm. L. Wallen'is Resubdivision of 
vacated Wm. L. Wallen's Faber Addition to North 
Edgewater, N. W. %, Section 6-40-14, deforred and 
published November 19, 1917, page 1475. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. R. H. McCormick moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation of $50.00, 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 793]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Uiff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahe'rn, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, On the 15th day of May, A. D. 1916, a 
subdivision entitled "Wm. L. Wallen's Faber Addition 
to North Edgewater, being a subdivision in the north- 
west quarter (N. W. %) of the northwest quarter (N. 
W. %) of Section six (6), Township forty (40) North, 
Range fourteen (14), east of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian," was filed for record in the office of the Re- 
corder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, in book 146, 
page 39, Document No. 5867949; and. 

Whereas, The owners of the subdivision above men- 
tionsd did, on the 9th day of February, A. D. 1917, file 
for record in the office of the Recorder of Deeds, a dec- 
laration vacating the subdivision above mentioned, in 
book 13100, page 393, Document No. 6046576; and. 









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Whereas, The Corporation Counsel of the City of 
Chicago, upon request of the Examiner of Subdivisions 
for the City of Chicago, rendered an opinion on the 
17th day of February, A. D. 1917, holding said decla- 
ration of vacation to be legal and effective; and, 

Whereas, The Superintendent of Maps (Ex-officio 
Examiner of Subdivisions for the City of Chicago), 
pursuant to said opinion, did on the 23rd day of Feb- 
ruary, A. D. 1917, approve a new subdivision, entitled 
"Wm. L. Wallen's Resubdivision of the vacated Wm. L. 
Wa]len"s Faber Addition to North Edgewater, being a 
subdivision in the northwest quarter (N. W. %) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. %) of Section six (6), Town- 
ship forty (40) North, Range fourteen (14), east of 
the Third Principal Meridian," said new subdivision 
being recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Cook County, Illinois, on the 2nd day of March, A. D. 
1917, in book 148 of plats, page 37, Document No. 
6058897; and, ^ 

Whereas, The owners of block five (5) in last men- 
tioned Wm. L. Wallen's Resubdivision did, on the 30ith 
day of June, A. D. 1917, file for record in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a dec- 
laration vacating said block five (5) aforementioned, 
in book 14461, page 421, Document No. 6143872; and. 

Whereas, The Corporation Counsel of the City of 
Chicago, upon request, of the Examiner of Subdivisions 
for the City of Chicago, rendered an opinion on the 
28th day of July, A. D. 1917, holding said declaration 
of vacation to be legal and effective; and. 

Whereas, The Superintendent of Maps (Ex-offlcio 
Examiner of Subdivisions for the City of Chicago), 
pursuant to said opinion, did on the 31st day of July, 
A. D. 1917, approve a new subdivision entitled "Devon 
Ridge", being a Resubdivision of the vacated block five 
(5), in Wm. L. Wallen's Resubdivision of the vacated 
Wm. L. Wallen's Faber Addition to North Edgewater, 
being a Subdivision in the northwest quarter (N. W. 
1/4) of northwest quarter (N. W. %) of Section six (6), 
Township forty (40) North, Range fourteen (14), east 
of the Third Principal Meridian, said new subdivision 
"Devon Ridge" being recorded in the office of said Re- 
corder of Deeds on the 31st day of July, A. D. 1917, 
in book 152 of plats, page 16, Document No. 6163580; 
and. 

Whereas, The owners or said "Devon Ridge" Subdi- 
vision desire that the aforementioned vacations and 
the existing status of "Devon Ridge" Subdivision, as 
shown of record in said office of said Recorder of Deeds, 
be confirmed by ordinance of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago; therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the east and west sixteen 
.(16) foot public alley south of and adjoining the south 
line of lots one (1) to six (6), both inclusive, and north 
of and adjoining the north line of lot seven (7) ; also 
all that part of the east and west sixteen (16) foot 
public alley south of and adjoining the south line of 
lot seven (7), and north of and adjoining the north 
line of lot thirty-one (31), and northwesterly of and 
adjoining the northwesterly line of said lot thirty-one 
(31), lying east of the west line of said lot thirty-one 
(31) produced north twenty-one (21) feet, in block 



five (5), Wm. L. Wallen's Resubdivision of the vacated 
Wm. L. Wallen's Faber Addition to North Edgewater, 
being a Subdivision in the northwest quarter (N. W. 
%) of the northwest quarter (N. W. %) of Section 
six (6), Township forty (40) North, Range fourteen 
(14), east of the Third Principal Meridian (all in con- 
formity with a plat entitled as above, recorded in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, 
on the 2nd day of March, A. D. 1917, in book 148 of 
plats, page 37, Document No. 6058897) ; said alleys being 
further described as all of the east and west public 
alleys in the block bounded by Devon avenue, Rosemont 
avenue. North Claremont avenue and North Western 
avenue, as colored in red and indicated by the words 
"to be vacated" on the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a part of this or- 
dinance; be and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as same are no longer required for 
public use and the public interests will be subserved 
by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein provided for is 
made upon the express condition that within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordinance, Chicago Title 
& Trust Company, as Trustee, shall pay to the City of 
Chicago the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars toward a fund 
for the payment and satisfaction of any and all claims 
for damages which may arise from the vacation of said 
alleys; provided, that if said sum is not sufficient to 
pay any damages occasioned by the passage of this or- 
dinance, said Chicago Title & Trust Company, as Trus- 
tee, shall not be liable to pay to the City of Chicago any 
further sum, and if the damages occasioned by the 
passage hereof do not amount to the sum above .pro- 
vided to be paid by said Chicago Title & Trust Com- 
pany, as Trustee, the City of Chicago shall not be liable 
to repay to said Chicago Title & Trust Company, as 
Trustee, any portion of said fifty ($50.00) dollars; and 
further shall within sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance, deposit in the city treasury of the 
City of Chicago a sum sufficient to defray all cost of 
constructing sidewalk, and curb across the entrances to 
the alleys herein vacated, similar to the sidewalk and 
curbing in North Claremont avenue and North West- 
ern avenue, between Devon avenue and Rosemont ave- 
nue. The precise amount of the sum so deposited shall 
be ascertained by the Commissioner of Public Works 
after such investigation as is requisite. 

Section 3. The existing status of Wm. L. Wallen's 
Resubdivision of the vacated Wm. L. Wallen's Faber 
Addition aforementioned, so far as same relates to pub- 
lic streets and alleys (except the alleys in block five 
(5) therein), as recorded in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, on March 2, 1917, 
in book 148 of plats, page 37, Document No. 6058897; 
and also the existing status of the public alleys as 
shown in "Devon Ridge", being a Resubdivision of the 
vacated block five (5), in Wm. L. Wallen's Resubdivi- 
sion aforementioned, as recorded in the office of said 
Recorder of Deeds on July 31, 1917, in book 152 of 
plats, page 16, Document No. 6163580, is hereby con- 
firmed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, provided said grantee 
shall within sixty (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, file for record in the office of the Recorder 



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of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy of 
this ordinance. 



Meat Markets, Delicatessen Stores, Meat-Food Products 

Establishments, Etc.: Repeal of Superseded 

Provisions. 

Aid. Toman moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on License on an ordinance for 
repeal of certain ordinances and certain sections of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, in reference to meat markets, 
delicatessen stores, poulterers and fishmongers, etc., 
deferred and published November 5, 1917, page 1402. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance [printed in Pamphlet No. 790]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yga5_Coughlin, Kcnna,.Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, 
.Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez' Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McGormick, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler. Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is s.aid ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section L That Section 1326 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911 be and the same is hereby amended to read 
as follows: 

"1326. Penalty.) Any person who shall violate 
any of the provisions of this article or who shall 
neglect or refuse to comply with any of the re- 
quirements thereof, shall be fined not less than five 
dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each 
offense." 

Segtion 2. That Sections 1320, 1322, the first and 
third paragraphs of Section 1323, and the first and 
third paragraphs of Section 1324, of The Chicago Code 
of 1911 be and the same are hereby repealed. 

Si?CTiON 3. That an ordinance licensing and regu- 
lating meat-food products establishments, passed on 
April 27, 1914, and appearing on pages 4843 to 4848 
of the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council 
o'f that date, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. That an ordinance amending an ordi- 
nance ' licensing and regulating meat-food products 
establishments, passed on March 28, 1917, and appear- 
ing on page 4136 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council of that date, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in full force and 
effect from and after January 1, 1918. 



Cigarettes, Etc.: Amendment of License Ref/iilations. 

Aid. Toman moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the Committee on License on an ordinance 
amending Sections 728, 732 and 733 of The Chicago 
Code of 1911, relative to licenses for sale of cigarettes, 
deferred and published November 19, 1917, page 1475. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance [printed in Pamphlet No. 791]. 

Aid. Fetzer moved to amend said ordinance by in- 
serting the word "firm" between the word "person" 
and the word "or", occurring in fourth line in the 
right-hand column of page 1 of said Pamphlet No. 
791. 

The motion, to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the passage of said ordi- 
nance as amended, the motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughliri, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross,. Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R, H. 
McCormick, Hauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 728 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, as amended July 10, 1916 (Page 1434, Journal 
of the Proceedings of the City Council), be and the 
same is hereby further amended by adding the follow- 
ing paragraphs thereto : 

"Every such license shall expire on the 31st day 
of December following the date of its issuance and 
may be issued for a sum less than the annual fee 
• hereinbefore prescribed under the following condi- 
tions : 

If the applicant for a license hereunder engages 
in the sale of cigarettes or cigarette papers at any 
time during the months of January, February or 
March, he shall be required to pay the annual fee 
of $100.00; if such sales are commenced at any time 
during the months of April, May or June, a license 
shall be issued upon the payment in advance of the 
sum of $75.00; if such sales are commenced at any 
time during the months of July, August or Septem- 
ber, a license shall be issued upon the payment in 
advance of the sum of $50.00; if the applicant en- 
gages in the sale of cigarettes at any time during 
the months of October, November or December, a 
license shall be issued upon the payment in advance 
of the sum of $25.00, and no license shall be issued 
for a less sum than $25.00." 

Section 2. That Section 732 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, as amended November 24, 1913 (Page 2748, 



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Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council)., be and 
the same is hereby further amended so as to read as 
follows: 

"Section 732. Minors — Sale to. Revocation of 

license by Mayor.) No person, Ilrm or corporation, 
with or without a license, shall sell or give away, or 
olfer to sell or give away, any cigarettes, or any 
cigarette papers, or any cigarette wrappers of any 
kind to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) 
years. Any person or corporation who shall violate 
this section shall be faied not less than twenty-five 
dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each 
offense. The Mayor may revoke any license issued 
binder this ordinance whenever it shall appear to his 
satisfaction, from the recommendation of the Gen- 
General Superintendent of Police, or otherwise, that 
the licensee has violated any of the provisions of this 
section." 

Section 3. That Section 733 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911 be and the same is hereby amended by adding 
thereto the following paragraphs : 

"No license granted hereunder shall be assigned 
or transferred to another person, firm or corpora- 
tion, nor shall any such license authorize any per- 
son, firm or corporation other than the licensee 
named therein to sell, expose for sale, offer for sale 
or give away cigarettes, cigarette papers or cigarette 
wrappers. 

If any person, firm or corporation licensed under 
this ordinance shall, before the expiration of such 
license, desire to change the location or place of 
business covered thereby, the licensee shall so notify 
the City Collector and no cigarettes, cigarette papers 
or cigarette wrappers shall be sold or given away 
at such new location until a notice of such change 
shall have been given to the City Collector." 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force and 
efl'ect from and after its passage and due publication. 



Vehicle License: Amendment of Regulations. 

Aid. Toman moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on License on an ordi- 
nance for amendment of Sections 2717 and 2718 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911, relative to vehicle license 
for motor vehicles, deferred and published November 
19, 1917, page 1476. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance [printed in Pamphlet No. 791]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, 'A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, . Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 



Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostncr, Tiios. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Sections 2717 and 2718 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 2717 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, as amended, be and the same is hereby further 
amended, so as to read as follows: 

"2717. That it shall be unlawful for any person, 
firm or corporation, residing within the City of Chi- 
cago to use, or to cause or permit any of his or its 
agents or employes to use, any motor vehicle upon 
the streets, avenues or alleys of the city, unless such 
motor vehicle be licensed as hereinafter provided; 
that it shall also be unlawful for any person, firm 
or corporation to use, or to cause or permit any of 
his or its agents or employes to use, any wagon or 
vehicle other than a motor vehicle upon the streets, 
avenues or alleys of the city, unless such wagon or 
vehicle other than a motor vehicle be licensed as 
hereinafter provided; provided, however, that this 
article shall not be construed as applying to street 
cars running on metallic rails." 

Section 2. That Section 2718 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, as amended, be and the same is hereby further 
amended so as to read as follows : 

"2718". That any person, firm or corporation de- 
siring a license for any such wagon or vehicle shall 
file an application with the City Collector, upon a 
form provided by him, setting forth the name and 
address of the applicant, a description of the wagon 
or vehicle for which the license is desiired, the place 
where such wagon or vehicle is to be kept when not 
in use, and the place where the animal or animals 
drawing such wagon or vehicle is or are to be kept; 
also the number and kinds of other wagons or vehi- 
cles kept by said applicant at such place, and in case 
the application is made for a license for a motor 
vehicle, for what purpose the same is to be used, 
and such other information as may be prescribed; 
such application shall be transmitted to the Mayor, 
and upon the payment by the applicant of the license 
fee hereinafter provided, to the City Collector, the 
Mayor shall issue, or cause to be issued, a license 
which shall be att/ested by the City Clerk authorizing 
the use of such wagon or vehicle within tha city, 
until the expiration of such license." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage and due publication. 



Offal Scavengers: Amendment of License Riegulations. 

Aid. Toman moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on License on an ordi- 
nance for amendment of license regulations concerning 
offal scavengers, deferred and published November 19, 
1917, page 1476. > 

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Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report and to 
pass, said ordinance [printed in Pamphlet No. 791]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, WalkoWiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 1343 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911 be and the same is hereby amended by chang- 
ing the second paragraph of said section to read as fol- 
lows : 

"Every applicant for such license shall, before the 
issuance thereof, pay to the City Collector an annual 
license fee of fifty dollars for each and every cart, 
wagon or other vehicle used by such person, firm or 
corporation in this service. Every such license shall 
expire on the thirty-first day of December follow- 
ing the date of its issuance." 

Section 2. That there is hereby created and added 
to Article XVIII of Chapter XXXVIII of The Chicago 
Code of 1911, a section to be known as Section 1344y2, 
the same being in the following words and figures : 

"1344%. Metal Plates to be Attached to Vehicles 
— Removal.) Every person, firm or corporation li- 
censed under the provisions of this article shall have 
securely fastened on each side of th\e outside of the 
box of each vehicle used in the conduct of the busi- 
ness licensed under this article a painted metal plate 
not less than eight inches long and four inches wide, 
having stamped or plainly marked thereon the words 
'Chicago Offal Scavenger' and a number correspond- 
ing with the number of the license issued for such 
vehicle. Such plates shall also have marked thereon 
the year for which license is issued, and shall be of 
a different color for each year. Such plates shall be 
obtained from the City Clerk at the time license is 
issued. 

It shall be the duty of every person, firm or cor- 
poration licensed under this article, at the expira- 
tion of the license year for which such metal plates 
were issued, -to remove or cause to be removed such 
plates from such wagon or other vehicle, and no 
such metal plates shall be used on any wagon or 
other vehicle at any time other than during the year 
for which such plates were issued." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and 
effect from and after January 1, 1918. 



Private Scavengers: Amendment of License 
Regulations. 

Aid. Toman moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on License on an ordi- 
nance for amendment of license regulations concern- 
ing private scavengers, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 19, 1917, page 1476. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said ordinance as amended b^ said committee 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 791]. 

The motion prevailed, ,by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos, J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1011 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, as amended July 10, 1916, said amendment ap- 
pearing on page 1436 of The Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council of July 10, 1916, be and the 
same is hereby amended to read as follows: 

"1011. License Fee.) -Every person or corpora- 
tion applying for such license shall pay annually 
to the City Collector the sum of twenty-five dollars 
for each and every wagon used in this service." 

Section 2. That there is hereby created and added 
to Article II of Chapter XXXI of The Chicago Code of 
1911, a section to be known as Section 1011%, the 
same being in the following words and figures: 

"10111/3. Metal Plates to be Attached to Vehicles 
— ^Removal.) Every person, firm .^or icorporation 
licensed under the provisions of this article shall 
have securely fastened on each side of the outside 
of the box of each vehicle used in the conduct of the 
business licensed under this article a painted metal 
plate not less than eight inches long and four inches 
wide, having stamped or plainly marked thereon 
the words 'Chicago Private Scavenger' and a number 
corresponding with the number of the license issued 
for such vehicle. Such plates shall also have marked 
thereon the year for which license is issued, and 
shall be of a different color for each year. Such 
plates shall be obtained from the City Clerk at the 
time license is issued. 

It shall be the duty of every person, firm or cor- 
poration licensed under this article, at the expiration 
of the license year for which such metal plates were 
issued, to remove or cause to be removed such plates 
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inelal plates shall be used on any wagon or other 
vehicle at any time Other than during the year for 
which such plates were issued." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and 
effect from and after January 1, 1918. 



south end, the sides and roof of same to be covered 
with corrugated iron. 



Cabaret Pei'foniiances, Dancing, Skating, Vocal Music, 
etc., in Places Where Intoxicating Liquors Are Sold: 
Prohibition Aganist Such Forms of Entertainment, 
and Regulation of Instrumental Music. 

Aid. Toman moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on License on an ordi- 
nance prohibiting exhibitions, cabaret performances, 
dancing, skating, etc., in places where intoxicating 
liquors are sold, deferred and published November 19, 
1917, page 1476. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Toman moved to recommit said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company: 

Construction of Frame Freight House at W. 

Harrison and S. Franklin Sts. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on two orders directing issuance of a permit to 
the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Com- 
pany to construct a frame freight house at West Har- 
rison and South Franklin streets, deferred and pub- 
lished November 19, 1917, page 1480. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order, submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick', Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson^ Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Naj/s — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Baltimore 
& Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company to erect, 
and maintain, for a period of two years from the date 
of the passage of this order, a temporary frame freight . 
house on the south side of West Harrison street and 
the east side of cSouth Franklin street produced south- 
erly, being in Block 88 of School Section 16, Township 
39 North, Range 14, east of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian in the City of Chicago, Illinois; said building to 
be 220 feet long, with an average width of 60 feet, be- 
ing 69 feet wide at the north end and 48 feet wide at the 



M. L. Cogswell: Extension of Rear Porch on Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing issuance of a permit to 
M. L. Cogswell for construction of extension to rear 
porch on building, deferred and published November 
19, 1917, page 1480. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus. Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is' hereby directed to issue a permit to M. L. Cogs- 
well to make an extension of 5 feet by 11 feet to the 
rear porch of the two-flat building located at 2739 Best 
avenue, as per sketch attached. 



J. H. Hibler: Construction of Auto-Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the, 
report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing issuance* of a permit to J. H. Hibler 
for construction of an auto-shed at 1547 East G5th 
street, deferred and published November 19, 1917, page 
1481. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kenned.y, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 6'8. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 



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Ordered, That the Commissionei's of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to J. H. Hibler to erect an auto-shed, 18 feet 6 
inches by 12 feet 2 inches, on rear of lot at 1557 East 
65th street. 



H. P. Nelson: Maintenance of Garage. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on 'an order directing that H. P. Nelson be permitted to 
maintain garage at 649 Wellington avenue, deferred 
and published November 19, 1917, page 1481. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, 
Novak, .Kerner, Home, Aheim, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68; 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow H. P. Nelson to maintain 
garage as constructed at 649 Wellington avenue, pro- 
vided that the spaces between the studs in the exist- 
ing wall between the old shed and the new addition 
thereto shall be filled with brick covered on both sides 
with metal lath and cement plaster. 



William H. Roberts: Maintenance of Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing that William H. Roberts be per- 
mitted to maintain brick building on rear of lot at 6742 
A¥entworth avenue, deferred and published November 
19, 1917, page 1481. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel^ Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Ilrubec, O'Toole, Wm, J. 



Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow William H. Roberts to 
maintain brick building as originally constructed on 
the rear of the lot at 6742 Wentworth avenue as per 
plans on file with the Building Department, 



Joseph Sadowski: Occupancy of Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing that 'Joseph Sadowski be permit- 
ted to occupy building at 8834 Commercial avenue, de- 
ferred and published November 19, 1917, page 1481. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 
The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R, H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steifen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm, J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68, 

Nays — None, 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow Joseph 
Sadowski to accupy as now constructed building on 
premises known as 8834 Commercial avenue. 



Schultz & Hirsch Co.: Frame Addition to Factory 
Building, 

Aid. Pretzel moved to p'roceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to Schultz 
& Hirsch Company for construction of a frame addi- 
tion to factory building, deferred and published No- 
vember 19, :1917, page 1481. • 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliif, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 



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Novembei- 26, 1917. 



Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toolc, Win. J. 
Lynch, Pograin, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostnei', Tbos. J. Lynch, Clark — G8. 
Nays — None. 

The Following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Schultz & Hirsch Co. to erect and maintain for 
a period of two years from the date of the passage of 
this order, a frame addition to the factory building on 
premises known as 1300-1312 Fulton street, according 
to plans to be submitted to the Commissioner of Build- 
ings, provided that said addition shall comply with all 
the requirements of the Building Ordinances except 
the prohibition against the erection of frame build- 
ings within the fire limits. 



McGormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Gross, Woodliull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Standard 
Oil Co. to construct and maintain signs on roofs of 
main building and barn at 2(357 East 95th street. 



C. E. Smith: Maintenance of Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing that C. E. Smith be permitted to 
maintain shed at 525 Grant place, deferred and pub- 
lished November 19., 1917, page 1482. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Blo-ck, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, 0*Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher,- Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to allow C. E. Smith to main- 
tain shed as at present constructed on premises known 
as 525 Grant place. 



Standard Oil Co.: Signs on Roofs of Buildings. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to the 
Standard Oil Company for construction and mainten- 
ance of signs, on roofs of buildings, deferred and pub- 
lished November 19, 1917, page 1482. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 

pass said ordei;. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas_Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 

Ililf, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 



Standard Oil Co.: Signs on Roofs of Buildings. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that Mrs. Minnie Sturtz be 
permitted to occupy and maintain flat in basement of 
building at 1317 Carmen avenue, deferred and pub- 
lished November 19, 1917, page 1482. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kimz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hei'eby 
directed to allow Mrs. Minnie Sturtz to occupy and 
maintain basement flat as at present constructed at 
1317 Carmen avenue, provided that the door separating 
the pantry and kitchen shall be removed. 



George Taylor: Frame Addition to Cottage. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of 
the report of the Committee on Buildings and City Hall 
on an order directing issuance of a permit to George 
Taylor for construction of a frame addition to cottage 
at 9314 Emerald avenue, deferred and published No- 
vember 19, 1917, page 1482. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 



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The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Dpyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Horhe, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J, Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings and 
the Commissioner of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue^a permit to Geroge Taylor to erect 
frame addition to cottage at 9314 Emerald avenue, ac- 
cording to plans on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings. 



Machine Shop at Nos. 2698-2720 Southport Av.: 
Permit for Construction. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to consideration of the 
report of the iCommittee on Buildings and City Hall on 
an order directing an investigation of the issuance of 
a permit for construction of a machine shop at 2698- 
2720 Southport avenue, deferred and published Novem-r 
her 19, 1917, page 1482. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 



Municipal War Activities. 

Aid. Toman moved to proceed to consideration of a 
memorandum submitted by a special committee ap- 
pointed by the Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light to investigate the needs of the City of Chicago 
for anthracite coal and coke, deferred and published 
November 5, 1917, page 1404. '' 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Toman moved to refer said memorandum to the 
Committee on Home Defense. 

The motion prevailed. 



Vacation of Bross Av., S. Artesian Av. and Adjacent 
Alley (Amendment). 

Aid. Doyle moved to proceed to consideration of an 
ordinance amending section 2 of an ordinance passed 
Marclh 28, 1917, providing for the vacation of parts of 
Bross and South Artesian avenues and an adjacent alley, 
deferred and published November 19, 1917, page 1486. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Doyle moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, 
Iliff, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. 
McCormick, JCimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichoIs, Klaus, Krumdick, Cullerton, 
Novak, Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rod- 
riguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, 
Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Roeder, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Pegram, Long, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lynch, Clark — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicagp : 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on March 28, 1917, and appearing upon pages 
4161-2 of the Journal of the Council Proceedings of 
said date, which ordinance was amended on May 9, 
1917, said amendment appearing on page 157 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said last mentoned date 
be and the same is amended as follows: By striking 
out Section two (2) of saido rdinance and inserting 
the following as Section two (2) in lieu thereof: 

"Section 2. The vacation herein provided for is 
made upon the express condition that within nine 
(9) months after the passage of this ordinance, the 
Union Stock Yard and Transit Company of Chicago 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum of six thou- 
sand two hundred seventy-five and forty-six one- 
hundredths ($6,275.46) dollars toward a fund for the 
payment and satisfaction of any and all claims for 
damages which may arise from the vacation of said 
parts of said streets and alley; provided, that if 
said sum is not sufficient to pay any damages occa- 
sioned by the passage of this ordinance, said Union 
Stock Yard and Transit Company of Chicago shall 
not be liable to pay to the City of Chicago any fur- 
ther sum, and if the damages occasioned by the pas- 
sage thereof do not amount to the sum above pro- 
vided to be paid by said Union Stock Yord and Tran- 
sit Company of Chicago, the City of Chicago shall not 
be liable to repay to said Union Stock Yard and Tran- 
sit Co. of Chicago any portion of said six thousand 
two hundred and seventy-five and forty-six one-hun- 
dredths ($6,275.46) dollars; and the further condi- 
tion that said Union Stock Yard and Transit Com- 
pany of Chicago shall within nine (9) months- after 
the passage of this ordinance, deposit in the city 
treasury of the City of Chicago a sum sufficient to 
defray all cost of the readjustment of the sidewalk 
and curbing in Bross avenue, between South Arte- 



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sian avenue and South Campbell avenue, and in 
South Artesian avenue, ' between OBross avenue and 
West 34th street. The precise amount of the sum 
so deposited shall be ascertained by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works after such investigation ais is 
requisite." 

And further by striking out the words and figure 
"eight (8) months" in line 6, Section three (3) of said 
ordinance and inserting the words and figure "nine. (9) 
months" in lieu thereof. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall take eflfect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 



Adjournment' 

Aid. Healy moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood adjourned 
to meet on Monday, December 3, 1917, at 2:00 o'clock 
P. M. 




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CITY CLERK. 



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JOURNAL oftfie PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, Dec. 3, 1917 

2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, 
Johnson, McNichols, Klaus, Krumdick, Gullerton, Novak, 
Kerner, Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, 
Kaindl, Kunz, Walkowiak, Adamkiewicz, Healy, Touhy, 
Bowler, Powers, Franz, Fick, Walker, R. H. McGormick, 
Bauler, Ellison, Sleffen, Wallace, Haderlein, Roedor, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
• Lynch, Pegram, Long, IRea, Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, 
Toman, Kostner, Thos. J. Lyiich and Clark. 

Absent — None. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour appointed for the 
meeting) the Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the printed record of 
the Proceedings of the regular meeting held Monday, 
November 26, 1917 (as submitted by the City Clerk), 
as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Communications from the Mayor, City Clerk and Other 
Officers, Departments and Branches of the 

City Government. •- 






Releases from House of Correction: Report. 

The Mayor submitted a report containing a list of 
the names of persons released by him from the House 
of Correction during the week ended December 1, 1917, 
together with the cause of each release, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



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CITY CLERK. 



The Clerk called the roll of members, and there was Public Improvements: Continuance During the Period 
found to be of the War. 



A quorum present. 



The City Clerk presented a resolution from the lUi- 



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December 3, 1917. 



uois iSocioty of Architects, urging the continuance of 
public improvemonts during the period of the war, 
which was 

Roforred to the Committee on Home Defense. 



CITY COMPTIIOLLER. 



Public- Passenger' V^ehicle StahUs: Propdserf €lVanges in 
Locations. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Chicago Association of 
Commerce, requesting that action on a pending ordi- 
nance creating certain new public-paSsenger "vehicle 
stands be withheld until a public hearing shall have 
been given in reference to said ordinance, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Laborers (Water Pipe Extension Division): Articles of 
Agreement. 

ALSO, 

Articles of agreement, submitted by the president of 
the Municipal Laborers' Union of the Water Pipe Ex- 
tension Division, fixing wages of laborers employed by 
the City of Chicago, at $3.60' per day, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Hospital Nurses at Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium: 
8-hour Working Day. 

ALSO, 

A petition from hospital nurses at the Municipal Tu- 
berculosis Sanitarium, requesting that their working 
day be fixed at eight hours, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Juvenile Detention Home: Monthly Reports (October, 

1917). 

ALSO, 

A monthly report of the Superintendent oT the Juve- 
nile Detention Home, together with dental and medical 
reports, for the month of October, 1917, which were or- 
dered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



"Bar Permits": Report. 

The Clerk presented a report, submitted by the City 
Collector, containing a list of persons to whom special . 
"bar permits" were issued since the last, preceding 
meeting of the Council, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



City Depositaries: Minimum and Average Daily Balances 
(for November, 1917). 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
submitted by the City' Comptroller, which was, to- 
gether with the statement transmitted therewith, or- 
dered placed on file: 

Department of Finance, 
Chicago, December 3, 1917. 

To the Honorable, the' Mayor and Aldermen, in City 
Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen— In accordance with the order of the 
City Council passed February 3, 1914, we beg to submit 
herewith City Comptroller's bank statement showing 
the minimum and average daily balances in each of the 
City Depositaries for the month of November, 1917. 

Respectfully, 



(Signed) 



Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



CITY PHYSICIAN. 



"Moiithly Reports: for September and October, 1917. 

The Clerk presented reports, submitted by the City 
Physician, for the months of September and October, 
1917, which were ordered 

Placed on file. ^ 



DEPARTMENT OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY. 



Fibre Conduit: Purchase. 

' The Clerk presented a communication, submitted by 
the Commissioner of Gas and Electricity, requesting 
authority to purchase fibre conduit, w-hich was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Settlements of Claims against the City: Monthly Report 
(November, 1917). 

The Clerk presented reports, submitted by the Cor- 
poration Counsel, of settlements of claims against the 
City during the month of November, 1917, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE. 



Telephone Bureau: Monthly Report (for October, 1917). 

The Clerk presented a report of the Telephone 



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Bureau, submitted by the Commissioner, of Public Siev- Elevations 

vice, for the month of October, IMl, which was (in feet). 

ordered At the intersection of Lawrence avenue and North 

Placed on file. Kenneth avenue from the north 28.9 

-^^ the intersection of North Kenneth avenue and 

; Blaine place 9g g 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. '^l^!!\f ^"^^T^^^ '^"'"^ ''°'"''^'" ^^ Higgins avenue 

and North Long avenue 33 g 

At the southeast curb corner of Higgins avenue 
Grades:- Sundry Streets. ^"^^ North Long avenue 393 

^11 North Long avenue at 150 feet north of the 

north line of Lawrence avenue 37 

"The Clerk presented the following communication .^f .u ^nrtitiPTsf nnri ,.^,.*i. t 

submitted by the Commissioner of Public Works : '^^f^^ Zui afen^rAnd Nn f m'""';'' ''"'''"' "' 

^vebt iNoiin avenue and North Meade avenue. . . . 'lO.S 

' Department of Public Works,"] On Avondale avenue at a line normal thereto and 

'Bureau ofSevVers,}^ 90 feet northwesterly from the southwest cor- 

Chicago, November 30, 19i7.J ner of North Crawford avenue and Avondale 

avenue ^ l^ g' 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Comcil: .^t tj^^ iz,tersection of North Major' avenue 'and " 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a proposed ordi- '^Vabansia avenue 388 

nance for the establishment of sundry street grades in On North Washtenaw avenue at 134 feet north of 

the City of Chicago with the recommendation that it be the north line of West North avenue I8.0 

^^^^^^- On North Campbell avenue at the south line of 

Yours truly, ■ Logan boulevard I45 

(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, At the intersection of North Campbell avenue and 

Commissioner of Public Works. Altgeld street 15 1 

William R. Matthews, On Montclair avenue at 300 feet north of the north 
Bench and Grade Engineer. ~ ^^"^^ ^^ Wrightwood avenue 70.0 

Geo. E. McGrath, '^^ t^® intersection of Peterson avenue and North 

. . ., , ^ „ « „ Melvina avenue /.q n 

Superintendent, Bureau of Seicers. '»''•" 

At the intersection of Milwaukee avenue and Cuy- 

Uhanimous consent was given for consideration of ler avenue 35 

the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- ^ . " ' ' ' ' " " ' ' ' ' ' 

un tne east curb Ime of North Paulina street at the 

'^ '^" . north curb line of Bloomingdale avenue, pro- 
' Aid. Healy moved to pass said ordinance. duced from the west 9.I 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows : ^boulel^arf':!''^'""^. "'"'"''' '^ '°''^^ ^'''' '^ ^°^''' 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, on North Artesian avenue at north line of Logan 

Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, boulevard 150 

Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, Woodhull, Block, Johnson, Mc- ^ ^ . ^^', ' ' ' ''''''' 'r,'o,'f\ ♦, \ li' 

NichoIs,^klaus, Krumdick, Cullertom Novak, Kerner, ^'15,^ ^^,^'f ™ 

Horne, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Kunz, Weltern avenue 1 . . 

Walkowiak, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, R. H. ^ ^, '''^'" ^"^^^"7 • • '^ ^^-^ 

McCormick; Bauler, Ellison, Steff en, Wallace, Haderlein, On^ the northeast and southeast curb corners of 

^ Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Watson, Kennedy, ^orth Western avenue and Altgeld street 14.9. 

Mamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, Pegram, Long, Rea, On East Marquette road at the west curb line of 

' Fisher, Michaelson,' Hazen, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch, South Wabash avenue from the north 14.3 

Clark 60. j^^ ^^^ northeast curb corner of East Marquette 

iVaj/s— None. road and South Wabash avenue 13.7 

The following is said ordinance as passed: On East Marquette road at the west curb line of 

South Wabash avenue from the south 12.0 

an ordinance 

On East Marquette road at the east curb line of 

Establis'hjng the grades of sundry streets in the City of South Wabash avenue from the south 11.3 

Chicago, County of Cook and iState of Illinois. ^^ ^.^^^ intersection of East Marquette road and ' 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of South Michigan avenue from the north ... •. 10.0 

Chicago: On South Wabash avenue at 100 feet north of the 

Section 1. That the grades of the following streets, ' ^"^I'th line of East Marquette road 15.2 

at the locations herein indicated, are hereby established On South Wabash avenue at 150 feet south of the 

at the following elevations : south line of East Marquette road 11.0 



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Elevations 
(In Feet.) 

At the southeast and southwest cui'b cornel's of 
'South Laramie avenue and West 51st street. . . . 17.0 

At the southeast and southwest curb corners of 
Soutli Latrobc avenue and West Slst street 17^0 

At the souLlicast and southwest curb corners of 
South Loek'wood avenue and West 51st street. . . 17.0 

At the southeast and soutliwest curb corners of 
South Lorel avenue and West 51st street. ...... 16.5 

At the southeast and southwest curb corners of 
iSouth Long avenue and West 51st street 16.5 

On South Laramie avenue at 120 feet north of 
ithe north line of West 52nd street 18.0 

On South Laramie avenue at 130 feet south of the 
south line of West 52nd street. 22.5 

On South Latrobe avenue at '150 feet north of the 
north line of West 52nd street 17.5 

On South Lati'obe avenue at. 60 feet south of the 
south line of West 52nd street 22.5 

On South Lockwood avenue at 150 feet north of the 
north line of West 52nd street 17.5 

On South Lockwood avenue at 120 feet south of the 
south line of West 52nd street 22.0 

On South Lorel avenue at 150 feet north of the 
north line of West 52nd street 17.5 

On South Lorel avenue at 150 feet south of the 
south line of West 52nd street 22.5 

On South Long avenue at 120 feet north of the 
north line of West 52nd street 18.0 

On South Long avenue at 150 feet south of the 
south line of West 52nd street 22.0 

At the intersection of South Laramie avenue and 
West 52nd street 20.0 

At the intersection of South Latrobe avenue and 
West 52nd street 21.0 

At the intersection of South Lockwood avenue and 
West 52nd street 21.0 

At the intersection of South Lorel avenue and West 

- 52iid street 20.0 

At the intersection of South Long avenue and West 
52nd street : 19.5 

At the intersection of South Laramie avenue and 
Archer avenue 23.5 

At the intersection of South Latrobe avenue and 
Archer avenue 23.5 

At the intersection of South Lockwood avenue and 
Archer avenue 24.0 

At 'the intersection of South Lorel avenue and 
Archer avenue - 24.0 

At the intersection of South Long avenue and 
Archer avenue 24.0 

At the intersection of South Laramie avenue and 
West 53rd place .• . 23^5 

At the intersection of South Latrobe avenue and 
• West 53rd place ...... 23.5 



December 3, 1917. 

Elevations 
(In Feet.) 

At the intersection of South Lockwood avenue/ and 
West 53rd place 24.0 

At the intersection of South Lorel avenue and West 
53rd place "... 24.0 

At the intersection of South Long avenue and West 
53rd place : 24.0 

On South Laramie avenue at the right-of-way 
lines of Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad 25.0 

On South Lockwood avenue at the right-of-way 
lines of Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad 25.0 

On South Long avenue at the right-of-way lines of 
Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad 25.0 

At the intersection of South Laramie avenue and 
West 54th street 24.5 

At the intersection of South Latrobe avenue and 
West' 54th street '. 24.5 

At the intersection of South Lockwood avenue and 
West 54th street 24.5 

At the intersection of South Lorel avenue and West 
54th street • 24.5 

At the intersection of South Long avenue' and West 
54th street 24.5 . 

At the northeast and northwest curb corners of 
North Robey street and Fletcher sti-eet 14.2 

On North Hermitage avenue 600 feet north of 
Wrightwood avenue 12.0 

On North Paulina street 600 feet north of Wright- 
wood avenue 12.0 

On George street 287.7 feet east of North Lincoln 
-street • • • • • lO-'i.! 

At southeast curb corner of Cortland street and 
Besly court • 12.0 

On Fleetwood street at its northerly terminus 707 
feet northerly from West North avenue. 9.5 

On Crooked street at its eastern terminus at second 
alley east of Southport avenue. . . •. il.5 

At the intersection of the northeasterly curb line 
of Elston avenue and northwesterly curb line of 
Hobson avenue, produced 11-8 

The above elevations shall be measured from the 
plane of Low Water of Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as 
established by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal and fixed by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago on July 11, 1898, by an ordinance - 
relating to the Lind Block Bench Mark, which ordi- 
nance was re-enacted as Section 1063 of The Chicago 
Code of 1911. '' 

Section 2. That all grades heretofore established 
conflicting with the grades herein are hereby abolished. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



Devoe and Raynolds Ck)mpany: Scale (Repeal). 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 



December 3, 1917. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



i5n 



Department of Public Works,") 

Bureau op Compensation, }► 

Chicago, November 28, 1917.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for consideration 
by your Honorable Body an ordinance repealing an or- 
dinance granting authority to Devoe & Raynolds Com- 
pany to construct and maintain a team scale in Supe- 
rior street adjoining premises known as Nos. 716-24 
North Halsted street. 

The privilege in question has been removed and the 
passage of the enclosed ordinance is therefore neces- 
sary ito correct the records of this office and those of 
the City Comptroller. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Frank I. Bennett, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) . - H. V. McGurren, 

Superintendent of Compensation. 

Unanimous consent was given for consideration of 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation.. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, Kerner, 
Home, Ahem, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Kunz, 
Walkowiak, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Roeder, Link, iCapitain, Pretzel, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, Pegram, Long, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch 
Clark— 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on June 30, 1913, and appearing upon pages 
1110-11 and 12 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said date, granting authority to Devoe & Raynolds Com- 
pany to construct and maintain a team scale in Supe- 
rior street adjoining the, premises known as 716-724 
North Halsted street be and the same is hereby re- 
-pealed. 

Section 2. The City Comptroller is hereby author- 
ized and directed to cancel all outstanding unpaid war- 
rants for said privilege for the periods subsequent lo 
June 29, 1917. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in foi-ce from and after its passage. 



County Court November 26, for finar hearing Decem- 
ber 13, 1917, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Streets and Alleys Declared out of Reserve in 1915, 1916 
and 1917. 

also. 

The following communication, which was, to- 
gether with the lists and opinion transmitted there- 
with, referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys : 

Board op -Local Improvements, 
Chicago, November 24, 1917. 

Hon. Wm. Hale Thompson, Mayor, and Members of City 
Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to order of Council (See pro- 
ceedings October 15, 1917, p. 1257) we transmit here- 
with lists of streets and alleys declared out of reserve 
in 1915, 1916 and 1917. 

For your information, we also transmit a copy of an 
opinion submitted November 12, 1917, by our Law De- 
partment as to the jurisdiction of the Board of Local 
Improvements over streets under reserve. 



(Signed) 



Yours very truly, 

Edward J. Glackin, 
Secretary, Board of Local Improvements. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented a list, submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, of assessment rolls filed in the 



Finance. 

City Employes: Payment of December Salaries before 
Christmas Day. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with, in reference to the payment of December salaries 
of City employes before Christmas day. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in said report and to 
pass said order. 

No request being made by any two aldermen pres- 
ent to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, the vote thereon was as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Anderson, Schwartz, Iliff, 
Hickey, Doyle, McDonough, Nance, A. A. McCormick, 
Kimball, Fetzer, Cross, WoodhuU, Block, Johnson, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Krumdick, CuUerton, Novak, Kemer, 
Home, Ahern, Smith, Maypole, Rodriguez, Kaindl, Kunz, 
Walkowiak, Healy, Touhy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, R. H. 
McCormick, Bauler, Ellison, Steffen, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Roeder, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Watson, Kennedy, 
Adamowski, Littler, Byrne, Hrubec, Pegram, Long, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Hazen, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Clark- 60. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed : 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 3, 1917. 



'Ordered, That the City Comptroller arrange for the 
payment before Christmas of the salaries for December 
of all employes of the Police and Fire Departments, 
and so far as practicable such other employes of the 
City as receive an annual salary. 



thereon until the next regular meeiing, and the question 
being put, 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Industries submitted • the 
following report, which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 13, 1917. 

To th£ Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (October 22, 1917, page 1324) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of parts of North Sawyer 
avenue and North Spaulding avenue lying between 
Franklin boulevard and the right of way of the C. & 
N. W. R. R., and the north-and-souUi alleys in the two 
blocks bounded by Franklin boulevard, North Kedzie 
avenue, North Spaulding avenue and the right of way 
of the C. & N. W. R. R., in Hayward's Subdivision, 
S. E. %, S. E. %, N. E. %, Section 11-39-13 (Jefferson 
Ice Company, beneficiary),' having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying substitute ordinance with 
compensation of $5,730.00, as fixed by your Committee 
on Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
803]. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Albert J. Fisher, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, November 27, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (July 7, 1913, page 1248). a communication 
from Scott, Bancroft and Stephens, general counsel for 
the U. S. Gypsum Company, requesting an investigation 
looking to the c'ancellation of an annual charge of 
$210.00 imposed by an ordinance passed December 22, 
1905, granting permission and authority to the United 
States Gypsum Company to lay down, construct, main- 
tain and operate a railroad switch track in the east side 
of South Robey street south of Blue Island avenue, ha,v- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said communication be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report.. 

No request being made by any two aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 



The motion prevailed. 



also, 



The same committee submitted. a report as, follows: 

Chicago, November 27, 1917. 

To the Maypr and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City .Council . Assembled : 

Your Committee on Local Industries, to whom was 
referred (February 19, 1917, page 3481) an ordinance 
providing for the vacation- of South Artesian avenue, 
between the right of way of the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railroad and the Canal Levee; also that part 
of West 32nd street lying southerly of the right of way 
of the Atchison,: Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad; alsp, 
the public alleys in the blocks bounded by the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, South Campbell avenue. 
Canal Levee and South Western .avenue, all in Man- 
chester, being Steel and Buchanan's Subdivision, etc.. 
Section 36-39-13 (Indian Refining. Company, beneflici- 
ary), having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said ordinance be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted^ 



(Signed) 



Albert J.: FisHERi; 
Chairman. 



Aid. Fisher moved to concur in said report. 

No request being made by any two aldermen present-. 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the question 
being put. 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings ai\d City Hall submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Pretzel, deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, November 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chiccigo in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, 1917, page 1491), an order 
directing issuance of permit to Walter Duzewski to 
complete alterations in building at 1910 West Superior 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the following 
substitute order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and . they are hereby directed to allow 
Walter Duzewski to complete alterations on bxailding 
at 1910 West Superior street, as per plans on file in the 
Department of Buildings, provided that the small bed- 
room on each fioor shall be alcoved and that an addi- 
tional stairway to the second floor shall be installed. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Georqe Pretzex, 
Chairman. 



^ 



December 3, 1947. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



157a 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following, report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ord- 
ered published: 

Chicago, November 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

your Committee on Buildings and iCity Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 26, 1917, page 1534) an order 
to allow Harry Horn to complete one-story frame build- 
ing at 3351 South Hoyne avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow Harry 
Horn to complete one-story frame building on premises 
known as 3351 South Hoyne avenue. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Georgk Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ord- 
ered published: 

Chicago, November 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and iCity Hall^ to whom 
was, referred (November 19, 1917, page 1495) an order 
directing issuance of permit to B. J. Hotton to remodel 
building at southwest corner of North avenue and Town 
court, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend tbe passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a permit 
to B. J. Hotton to remodel building located at the south- 
west corner of North avenue and Town court as per 
plans submitted to the Building Department. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



also, 



The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ord- 
ered published : 

Chicago, November 28. 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City . Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and iCity Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 26, 1917, page 1535) an order 
directing, issuance of permit to Mrs. H. Perry to con- 
struct a frame addition to cottage at 9336 South State 
street, having bad the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said order : 

Orderedy That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a per- 



mit to Mrs. H. Perry to construct a frame addition 11 
ft. wide, 8 ft. 6 in. deep to e.xisting frame cottage at 
9336 South State street. 

Respectfully . submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report. 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ord- 
ered published : 

Chicago, November 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, 1917, page 1453) an order 
directing issuance of permit to Nic Pfeiffer for construc- 
tion of frame addition to cottage at 6127 Ravenswood 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to issue a perjnit 
to Nic Pfeiffer to construct a frame addition, 15 feet by 
20 feet, to the one-story cottage located at 6127 Ra- 
venswood avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and iCity Hall, to whom 
was referred. (November 26,. 1917, page 1533) an order 
directing issuance of permit to Rothschild Bros. Hat, 
Co. for erection of stairway between first and second 
floors in building at 314-16 South Franklin street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Rothschild 
Bros. Hat Co. to erect a service stairway between first 
and second floors in building at 314-16 South Franklin 
street, according to plans on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Buildings. 



Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman: 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
Which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



December 3, 1917. 



iGhicago, November 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Citij of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 26, 1917, page 1539) an order 
to allow temporary frame church building at Wright- 
wood and 69th (Newland) avenues to be maintained and 
occupied for two years, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners of Buildings and 
Health be and they are hereby directed to allow the 
St. Williams temporary frame church to remain for 
another period of two years as at present constructed 
at Wrightwood and Newland avenues.- 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman!. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred "and 
ordered published : 

■Chicago, November 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
was referred (November 19, 1917, page 1496) an order 
directing issuance of a permit to the Sixteenth Church 
of Christ, Scientist, for erection of a church building at 
the northeast corner of Kenilworth avenue and North 
Ashland boulevard without the fireproofmg of metal 
roof-trusses and with the substitution of slate covering 
for application of incombustible material on surface of 
roof, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Sixteenth 
Church of Christ, Scientist, for the erection of a church 
building at the northeast corner of Kenilworth avenue 
and North Ashland 'boulevard, omitting fireproofmg of 
metal roof trusses and substituting a slate covering for 
the application of incombustible material on surface- of 
roof, and also allowing art and. plate glass and wood 
frames in north and east elevations of said building, all 
as shown in plans filed in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a report as follows : 

iCHiCAGO, November 28, 1917. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and City Hall, to whom 
were referred 



(November 26, 1917, page 1539) an order to allow 
the Chicago Grain Company to maintain fireproof 
grain dryer as constructed; and 

(November 5, 1917, page 1419) an order directing 

issuance of permit to Grand Trunk Railway System 

for erection of a fram,e addition to ice house at 

South Central Park avenue and West 49th street, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 

report and recommend that said orders be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in said report. 

No request being- made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting, and the ques- 
tion being put, ' ' 

The motion prevailed. 



Health. 



The Committee on Health submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. Nance, deferred 
and ordered published : 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The Committee on Health of the Chi- 
cago City Council herewith respectfully submits for 
your consideration the following report on a communi- 
cation referred to it on October 15, 1917, by your 
Honorable Body from Dr. David H. Reeder, calling 
attention to the waste of man and horse power in the 
delivery of milk and food products, and suggesting a 
co-operative system of delivery: 

Your Committee held public hearings on the fore- 
going subject on November 1, 15 and 22, 1917, at which 
were heard public officials, representatives of the pro- 
ducers, distributors and consumers; of labor organiza- 
tions, civic bodies and the Illinois State (Council of 
Defense, in part, as follows: 

Mr'. J. A. Fitzpatrick, Borden Dairy Company. 

Mr. F. A. Webb, Borden Dairy Company. 

Mr. R. Bowman, J. Bowman Dairy Company. 

Mr. Wm. B. Moulton, City Club of Chicago. 

Mr. Ira Mix, Mix Dairy Company. 

Dr. David H. Reeder. 

Mr. Stephen C. Sumner, Milk Wagon Drivers' Union. 

Mrs. George W~. Plummer, secretary, Woman's Com- 
mittee, Council of National Defense. 

Mr. George E. Hooker, Secretary, City Club of Chicago. 

Mr. Thomas W. Allinson, Henry Booth Settlement 
House. 

Miss Margaret B. Dobyne, Political Equality League. 

Miss Amelia Sears, Civic Director, Woman's City Club. 

Hon. John D. Robertson, Commissioner of Health. 

Dr. Gottfried Koehler, Assistant Commissioner of 
Health. 

Mr. Chester E. Cleveland, First Assistant Corporation 
Counsel. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



1575 



Mr. George A. Curran, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Mr. Frederick iRex, Municipal Reference Librarian. 

FOOD VALUE OP MILK. 

Probably no other single commodity has engaged the 
attention of public health and other officials in the past 
decade to the same extent as has the efficient safe- 
guarding of the milk supply of the people. There is no 
other food which so generally enters into the diet of 
the masses, or is comparable with it in value for 
invalids or as a more efficient substitute for mother's 
milk as a food for babies. It has been estimated that 
milk and its products, such as butter, cream, cheese, 
ice-cream, buttermilk and skim-milk, are among the 
most important articles used for human food and con- 
stitute over 16 per cent of the food used by civilized 
man. 

Milk furnishes all the elements essential for the sus- 
taining of life and the growth of the body. Proper 
nutrition conduces to efficiency and long life — in other 
words, to good healtli. No other single food product is 
at once so nourishing und digestible for both infants 
and adults. Milk, accordingly, should be adequately 
safeguarded in order to ensure a wholesome supply and 
be cheap in price in order that it may at all times be 
within reach of the economically weaker part of the 
population. 

In comparing the cost of the following articles we 
readily see the nutritive values and advantages of milk : 

One quart of milk costing 12 cents is equal in value to 

Three-quarters pound beefsteak cost 20 cents 

Three-fifths pound ham cost 27 cents 

Eight eggs cost 36 cents 

Two pounds chicken cost 56 cents 

Four-flfths pound pork chops cost 24 cents 

Three pounds fresh codfish cost 72 cents- 
One pint oysters cost 30 cents 

THE PROBLEM BEFORE THE COMMITTEE. 

The questions facing your committee at- the beginning 
of its investigation on November dst-were whether the 
people of Chicago would have to pay war prices for 
milk and whether Chicago could obtain milk at all. 
Milk dealers and distributors asserted that they had 
been unable to meet the milk prices demanded by the 
producers and that unless some adjustment could be 
made at once to meet the emergency the city would be 
without milk in a short time. The producers insisted 
that unless a larger price is paid they cannot afford to 
continue the production of milk, not only becavise of the 
increased cost of fodder but because it would be more 
profitable to sell their cattle and convert their land to 
other uses. Due to increased feed costs farmers are 
apparently yielding to the temptation of high prices 
offered by the .cattle buyers purchasing for slaughter, 
by sacrificing their dairy cows and calves. The acute- 
ness of the Chicago milk situation was well described by 
Mr. Ira J. Mix, president of the Mix Dairy Company, at 
a public hearing before your Committee on November 
1st, in the following words: 

"What are we offering? Well, anything we can 
buy it for. I offered $3.00 and when we could not get 
it for $3.00 I offered $3.21, and we did not get any for 
$3.21. They want $3.42. We have no prospects of 



getting milk. I do not think we will get any milk 
tomorrow. We have a lot of surplus milk or we 
would not have had enough to go around, tomorrow 
morning. If something is not done inside twenty- 
four hours, there will not be any milk in <]hicago 
inside of twenty-four hours, after tomorrow." 

Inquiries already made and still under way among 
families of the poor by nurses and doctors of the 
Department of Health, by charitable organizations and 
other social agencies indicate that the use of milk has 
been decidedly restricted because of the increased price. 
This decrease in the use of milk has occurred precisely 
among those elements in -the community where the 
h~ealth and development of children depend largely 
upon the generous use of milk. Again, mothers for. the 
sake of economy, have bought for their children milk 
of a lower quality than is considered safe infant food. 
By reason of the high price of milk the quantity used 
by infants and children has been reduced below the 
minimum which the best medical authorities consider 
necessary for the maintenance of health. To this 
practice may be attributable the notable increase in 
the number of ' deaths from diarrhoeal diseases in 
children under one year of age in certain sections of 
Chicago. Your Committee was therefore confronted 
with a situation wherein the total supply of the city's 
milk was threatened with possible reduction; as well as 
a substantial increase in price and a greatly lessened 
demand on the part of the consumer, endangering the 
lives of helpless infants and children. 

PRICE OP MILK IN CITY. 

The farmer is unable to carry his milk to the door 
of the consumer in a great city like Chicago. The con- 
sumer similarly is unable to go to the farm for his 
supply and we have, therefore, the distributor or middle 
m,an performing this function. In Chicago, distribution 
is attended to by an independent agency, but there is no 
reason why this service cannot be under the control of 
the consumer and of the producer, or both. If the 
distributor renders an economic and efficient service to 
the community he is as much entitled to reward for the 
time and capital devoted to that service as the man who 
produces the goods; but when the number of middle- 
men multiply themselves needlessly and become 
manipulators and speculators to 'the detriment of both 
consumer and producer alike, the distributor becomes 
an economic; burden, holding producer and consumer at 
his mercy. The consumer is loath to believe that the 
price of milk is based on supply and demand, for ex- 
perience tells him, or her, that the volume of milk 
produced has no appreciable influence on the price; 
whether scarce or plenty, whether the weather be hot 
or cold; in winter and in summer, the consumer pays 
the same high level. 

According to a statement submitted to your Com- 
mittee by the Honorable John Dill Robertson, Com- 
missioner of Health, an investigation conducted under 
his direction revealed that the following were the pre- 
vailing prices for a quart of milk to the consumer 
during the past ten years : 

November 18, 1907 7 to 8 cents 

March 2, 1908 8 to 7 cents 

November i, 1909 7 to 8 cents 

April 21, 1916 8 to 9 cents 



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December 3, I9l7. 



April 1, 1917 9 lo 10 cents 

October 1, 1917 10 to 13 cents 

During the six months prior to October 1, 1917, the 
retail price of mi Hi was 10 cents and the producer was 
paid at the average rate of $2.12 per 100 lbs., or at the 
rate of 4.37 cents a quart. This left a margin of 5.63 
cents to the dealer for the cost of handling and profits. 
During the month of October of the present year the 
producer received $3.42 for 100 lbs., or 7.07 cents a 
quart, an increase of 61.3 per cent per 100 lbs. The 
producer demanded this increased price, claiming that 
his demands were justified on account of the high price 
of cattle, fodder and labor, and the sharp increase in the 
demand for milk due to the demand for the condensed 
product. On November 2nd an adjustment was reached 
between the producers and the distributors, whereby 
Ihe former were paid $3.22 per cwt. for milk, thus per- 
mitting it to be retailed at 12 cents a quart. 

The excessive cost of milk is a matter of vital im- 
portance to the community. The public health is en- 
dangered when children and invalids are deprived of 
an adequate milk supply on account of a prohibitive 
price. According to Dr. Robertson : "A price of 13 cents 
a quart makes it practically impossible for the average 
wage earner to .purchase the amount of milk necessary 
for a family of three or four small children. Even if 
babies deprived of mother's milk are allowed a sufficient 
quantity of cow's milk there is great danger of children 
between one and five years of age not securing sufficient 
quantities of milk necessary for their proper nourish- 
ment." 

COST OF MILK DELIVERY IN CHICAGO. 

It is admitted that: the present; inefficient system of 
delivery is an element of great importance in the price 
of milk to the consumer. Estimates have been made 
that the handling and delivery of milk represent con- 
siderably over 50 per cent of the total .cost. Figures 
compiled by the Chicago Health Department indicate 
that the delivery cost of a quart of milk from the city 
plant to the consumer is 3% cents, not including depre- 
ciation on wagons and other overhead costs. It is 
probable that a substantial reduction of this delivery 
cost could be effected if the present system of making 
milk deliveries should be abolished.. The serving of a 
single apartment house by balf a dozen milk companies, 
each . with its . own delivery wagon, is an obviously 
wasteful method. Estimates were presented to the 
Committee that retail prices could be reduced at, least 
2 cents a quart if a system of co-operative deliveries 
by which one delivery wagon would serve an entire 
district could be established. 

From figures collected by the Bureau of Food In- 
spection and submitted to your Committee by the Hon- 
orable John Dill Robertson, Commissioner of Health, it 
appears that 5.93 cents, which represents during the 
seven months prior to November 1, 1917, approximately 
the difference between the prevailing retail price and^ 
the price paid to the producer, per quart, are chargeable 
to the following items : 

Pasteurizing and cooling, per quart. . . .$0.0030 
Transportation from country — average. .0050 

Bottles— loss of, etc 0025 

Refrigeration, icing, etc 0017 



Cost of delivery 0325 

Total $0.0447 

Leaving the amount of 0146 

For other minor items of expense, loss 

in collection and profits $0.0593 

Paid to producer .0707 

Total retail price $0.1300 

The cost of delivery stands, next to the amount paid 
to the producer, as the largest single item making up 
the price paid for milk by the consumer. One is, 
therefore, led to inquire if our present methods of milk 
delivery, with the prevailing duplication of service, 
overlapping of territory and .consequent waste, are not 
unnecessarily expensive and an imposition on the con- 
sumer. Dr. Robertson called attention to the recent 
merging of one milk concern in the city of Chicago, 
running 30'wagons, with another operating 30 wagons 
in the same territory, whereby it was possible to reduce 
tbe combined number of vehicles required for delivery 
by 18 on account of the elimination of duplicate wagons 
and drivers covering the same ground or area. It was 
estimated by a member of your iGommittee that a saving 
of $20,000 a day could be made to the consumer if a 
consolidation and unification of the various milk de- 
livery systems were effected in the city of Chicago. 
Practically all representatives of distributors of milk 
appearing before your Committee agreed that it woul(^. 
be entirely practical to consolidate the delivery of milk 
by having this function performed by central and co- 
operative milk distributing agencies acting as a com- 
mon carrier for the various companies and concerns, 
engaged in the milk business in the city. Such co- 
operative organization for the delivery of milk to the. 
consumer would be but similar to numerous like or- 
ganizations effected in a large number of cities in the 
United States among dealers in food supplies, groceries, 
meat markets, merchandise and other commodities.- 
The only basis upon which the lack of a similar initia- 
tive among milk distributors in this city can be ex- 
plained is that the latter have not been able or seen fit 
to avail themselves of the opportunities offered to : 
economize. They have been unable to get together and. 
consider whether such a unification of delivery would 
be to their advantage and interest. 

MILK PRICES IN OTHER CITIES. 

It was clearly brought out in the hearings before 
your Committee that the great need of the milk business 
is the improvement of the processes of its distribution, 
and delivery. The production, sanitary handling and 
transportation of milk have been brought to a high stage 
of excellence. The problem, however^ of the present 
day is to lessen the cost of bringing the milk from the 
receiving depot of the distributor to the home of the 
consumer with the utmost economy. Fortunately it is 
apparent that nearly all large cities are now carefully 
studying this matter. 

As a means of comparing the retail price of a quart 
of milk prevailing in the city of Chicago, your Com- 
mittee obtained from 29 other cities in the United 
States statements showing the retail price per quart, 






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the ;price ..paid producecs by distributors per 100 lbs. 
and' the average daily consumption of milk in quarts. 

From the statistics given below it appears that in 3 
cities the retail price per quart of milk during the past 
week was. 14 cents; in 7 cities, 13 cents; in 12 cities, in- 
cluding Chicago, 12 cents;, in 5 cities, 11 cents; and in 
3 cities the. price charged was 10 cents. 

In Minneapolis, the State Public Safety Commission 
on. November 15th fixed the retail price of milk at 10 
cents per .quart, the milk .men being required lo zone 
their routes in. order to prevent overlapping. 

Of the cities where theiProduc.er was.; paid the same 
price as. in Chicago by the distribuior — $3.^2 per 100. 
lbSi.^the. consunier paid 14 cents per quart in East St. 
Louis;. 13. cents in StXpuis and Aurora, 111.:; 12 cents in 
iChicaga, Philadelphia, Fort Wayne and Rockford; 11 
cents in Elgin,; 111. and 10 . cents, per quart in Behidere, 
111, Notwithstanding. that the distributor paid to, the 
producer $3.36 per 100 lbs. in Cleveland;. $3.58 in Joliet, 
III,; $3,50.